Tuesday, April 21, 2009

hanging baskets

I mentioned yesterday that I prepared my hanging baskets for spring. Last summer I tried flowers and herbs and nothing was happy. These baskets get full west sun and wouldn't stay moist. After my failures I panted some philodendron cuttings and those did the best, so I'm starting this year with more cuttings. I made a trellis with fishing line so the vines can climb up and create a pyramid. I may plant some small low flowers in the corners when it gets a little warmer. 

I moved the pencil plant outside and the others are preparing by sitting next to a very sunny window. I like to place many of my house plants outdoors during the summer - they thrive during these warm sunny months outdoors. The only one that stays indoors is my orchid but it might find its way out there this summer.

2 comments:

  1. Yes and it's thriving. THRIVING I tell ya. Do you want a cutting?

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