As the leaves fall outside … the blooms start moving inside. I’ve brought the hibiscus and the mandevilla in – and they just keep on blooming. Add those to the blooming cactus and the chenille plant and we have an indoor flower garden in our front room.
This mandevilla was a gift from a friend (thanks Bev!). I’m hoping to be able to nuture it through the winter in the sunroom. Last time I tried that I had to figure out how to contend with the ‘milk’ that leaked whenever I trimmed the vines … and then the aphids that suddenly appeared to lap it all up. I’m being vigilant … no sign of trouble yet.
I sure am looking forward to scooping her (and her sister) up a few times for Gramma and Grandpa weekends this year. AND … to being able to travel to see their special school events. It will be fun to be in the audience for a concert or two (instead of backstage). 😉
In the meantime I am quite happy to spend a few hours outside with the ‘donks’. And then spend a few hours inside on the couch in the sun / garden room with something to read. Finally I meander to my computer to work a little at writing and being a computer tutor. Next thing I know I am heading outside and starting the cycle all over again.
But always … I am very happy to hit my favourite corner in the house!
Hurray for ‘winter gardens’!