Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Bringing spring indoors...




The camellias are in bloom all over our neighborhood.


The deep red ones seem to be the most popular,
but I prefer the white or peachy pink colors.


Forsythia is a favorite of mine.
It brings back childhood memories of playing beneath the blooming forsythia that grew between our house and the neighbor lady's.


I love being able to have bring spring flowers indoors
without having to buy them at the store.




However, I did buy this new houseplant that was on sale at my favorite produce stand.


There was no identifying label or care instructions so I'm hoping someone who knows will comment!


Flowers and plants are a simple way to bring a touch of spring indoors.


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21 comments:

  1. Love your flowers. The plant looks like a philadendren of some kind. Hugs!

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    1. Philodendron seems to be the consensus!

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  2. I think it is a split-leaf philodendron but not sure. Love your spring indoors!

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    1. I thought philodendrons were more vine like. But, I guess it's just another type of philodendron? I have the vine type and it's lived for years so maybe this one will be hardy as well.

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  3. Beautiful!! Heath bought me a bouquet of yellow daisies with a couple yellow roses in there this week to liven up the house, but we don't have any flowers or color in our own yard yet. Our tulips are sprouting more though, so in a couple of weeks they should be gorgeous!
    Blessings,
    Leslie
    Blessings,
    Leslie

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    1. My tulips are just about to bloom! Yay for spring!

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  4. I love forsythia and planted some in the yard two years ago. Out of all 10 plants, one is living. Amazing since that plant grows well in our sandy soil. I have a brown thumb. Sigh.

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    1. I have a brown thumb, too! The forsythia and camellias in these photos were from my neighbor!

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  5. I can't wait for some spring blooms around here! Yes, it's a split leaf philadendron. Should be easy to care for but I told my daughter that, and it died in her bedroom...hmmmm..

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    1. Yay, for easy to care for! I can even manage to kill succulents, which are supposed to be able to live through anything!

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  6. I knew the answer too...not many plants I can distiguish by name but I did recognize the split leaf philodenron!:) I do love the forsythia...wish I had some of my own.

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    1. Thanks, Debby. Yes, the consensus is philodendron. Hopefully I can keep it alive!

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  7. I planted a forsythia two years ago....it was spindly but had a few blooms last spring. It's looking better this year, but it's too early for blooms here. I think the deer left it alone, too. I sprayed it a lot with "Deer Out," which seems to be working ---the tulips that are sprouting haven't been eaten - yet.

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    1. We don't get deer here in my yard, but the moles and squirrels do some damage.

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  8. I just brought in some lilacs yesterday. :-)

    Blessings!

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    1. I can't believe your lilacs are already in bloom!

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  9. Love the touches of Spring in your home. I think I need to plant some camellias and forsythia! I admire them both all around town but I don't have any of my own! Yes, you have a split-leaf philodendron. Water it regularly and let it enjoy the spot where you put it - it should grow and bring you delight as it lives in your home.
    ~Adrienne~

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    1. These flowers were from my neighbor. I don't have either one in my yard. I'm wanting to plant some quince, the flowers are gorgeous. (see my blog header photo)

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  10. The camellias are gorgeous, Elizabeth! I think I'd prefer the white ones too. :)

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