Monday, March 1, 2010

Blooming houseplants






Signs of spring are here. All my houseplants are starting to bloom and shoot out new growth. I started fertilizing every other watering and spraying the leaves with sea kelp every 2 weeks. I have been lucky, I've only spied scale on 1 plant. I have been using a systemic pesticide. I've mixed granules in the top soil. It's been working great for warding off scale and everything for about 3 years running. It's called "Systemic Houseplant insect control" Bonide makes it. The 1 plant that had scale, didn't have this in it. I'm terrible at know the names of all my begonias. I had 40 different types. I've narrowed it down. I classify myself as a "plant HOARDER". Oh no! I've admitted it. If i see it, if i want it, i get it. Where will i put it? I'll find a spot. I'm that way with most things actually. I may be on a future show of "Hoarders".

4 comments:

Gary said...

cc, I don't thinks it's hoarding if it's alive, I think it's called gardening (LOL). And my closet full of old news papers is called archiving (LOL). But all kidding aside "GREAT" pictures. - G

Lori R. said...

love your plants! Love the color of the flowers. I used to have tons of plants until I got a cat that loves to eat them. So I got rid of everything. I love my kitty too much. What a cheery room(s) you must have.

Sweet Repose said...

Love the amaryllis...and the begonias...if anyone has ever walked through your yard, they will truly see what a wild child you are...you have two green thumbs...and your house is a wonderland and retreat for the wild things in the winter!

Love your countdown to spring...it'll be soon now!!!
s

deb did it said...

your green thumb is BEAUTIFUL...thanks for your sweet comments on my blog....I wish you would allow me to photograph you someday...I think you would love what I see!