Thursday, February 12, 2015

Friday Faves...a cheerful touch of green

Monday was rainy and stormy and windy and gray,
but I still had errands to run and groceries to buy.
Since my last bouquet of flowers from the hubs had to be thrown out that morning,
I bribed myself to get my errands done by promising myself that I'd pop into Trader Joe's 
for some fresh flowers to cheer up the gloomy day.

I went into Trader Joe's and came out with three cheery plants instead of flowers.
I brought them home and repotted them into clay pots. 
I'm loving the pops of green.
It's a good reminder that the first day of spring is only a little more than a month away.
The best part, two of the plants are fresh herbs that I can use in cooking, 
and eventually plant outside if I choose to.
This cute little plant in my dining room is Italian parsley.

On my kitchen windowsill is a cheery, little thyme plant.

 I also bought this plant, that I can't for the life of me remember the name of!
I love it's little white flowers.

 I'm hoping one of you will remind me of the name and advise me on care instructions.

These new plants join some old standbys that have been around my house for quite some time.

I think every home should have some living green plants.

It's almost Friday, friends!
Have a HAPPY, HAPPY Friday
a SAFE and BLESSED weekend!

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  1. Your link from Lyli's was a home link & I was interested to see your post on shades of gray, as I am a bit ignorant, but don't really want to know...So your beautiful love story brought me to tears! Then I read the comments & ended up crying more for the depravity of our culture! (I also read an expose' of Katie Perry's full fledged Satanism the other day & how her popularity among youth is shockingly high...I didn't know who she was until after the Superbowl). I'm glad God is still on the throne & always will be! I also made chocolate no-bakes (don't do that often) the day you posted the haystacks recipe. Anyhow, I am comforted by your fellowship here & all the good things I find here on your posts Elizabeth. Thank you for writing! Love & prayers, in Jesus, Cynthia

    1. Thank you so much, Cynthia! Your words are an encouragement and a blessing!

  2. It looks like Kalanchaloe (sp?). Love your herbs and those pots are darling. I'd better head to Trader Joe's right away. Fresh herbs would be wonderful in my kitchen window.

  3. I love your plants and pics, and yes, the blooming plant is a kalanchoe.

  4. There is something so wonderful about having green plants growing inside in the middle of winter.
    Mary Alice

    1. I know! They are a hopeful reminder that spring is coming!

  5. I love all your green plants. I'm a plant lover myself and I have way too many for my small space. With our white covered city I'm longing to see the first crocus or anything green really. Anyhoo, I just found your blog, it's sweet and I'll be back!!

    1. Tori, thank you so much for your sweet comment. I look forward to seeing you around!

  6. sweet potted plants .. i especially like the pic of the windowsill plant.

  7. Yes, I agree it is a kalanchoe and I understand it is pronounced "colon...collie" I put mine outside in spring/summer and it was huge...bloomed three different colors and so gorgeous! Kay

    1. Thank you so much, and I'd never have known the pronunciation without you!

  8. Thyme in a beautiful pot against a sunlit window - hands down my favorite photo! Your photos and your words are always an inspiration, Elizabeth. I'm doing a little planting today today - a few succulents, but now you've got me thinking of herbs. I love the color green - and the notion of bringing the outside in!

    1. Donna, You are a blessing! Thank you for your kind comment.


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