While re-potting some houseplants today, I realized that I must always have had at least a couple of African Violets sitting somewhere in the house blooming or resting by a bright window.
I love flowering houseplants! Through the winter months when garden flowers are not available somewhere in the house one of these houseplants is usually blooming.
The mosaic above are some of the plants I re-potted today. (The center bottom is an Oxalis from St. Patrick's Day)
My favorite houseplants are Orchids and many plants of the Gesneriad Family which includes African Violets.
This photo is from a few years ago. It was so over crowded with several plants in the same pot but too pretty to separate at the time.
Streptocarpus is also from the Gesneriad Family. I have a long planter in front of my bathroom window filled with these pretty plants.
This terrarium became so over-crowded that I had to disassemble it. It was so fun to have. Miniature anything fascinates me, so of course, I love to grow miniature flowers. Included in this terrarium are some of my very favorite Gesneriads. See the teeny, tiny little flowers/plants ~ they are called Sinningia and are some of the smallest flowering houseplants. They need a terrarium environment to survive. The center top plant is an Episcia and growing up the sides are miniature ivy. I really enjoyed this terrarium but it took a lot of care and was difficult to keep from becoming too over-grown.
Photo below is a view through the top of the terrarium:
I have been growing houseplants for a very long time as seen by these faded Polaroid photo's. Using 'Grow Lights' was popular back in those ancient days along with macrame plant hangers.
Those 70's were like, far out!
Linking to Cindy @My Romantic Home for Show & Tell Friday!