Monday, January 18, 2010

narcissus-ist...

today i am grateful for...

daffodil pot

finding bulbs to plant indoors at the chelsea whole foods. 'specially since ery'one had told me i was far too late. my mother has been suggesting i attempt to grow some flowers indoors, and has even sent up some window boxes. she is now pushing for pansies, which may be my next attempt, if this one isn't a total bust.


daffodil

i love me some daffodils. first sign of spring, in georgia at least. here in new york, the cherry blossom explosion is the true marking of the new season, but who's really nitpicking?


paperwhite bulbs

i'm nervous to see the paperwhite outcome. i'm certainly no amy merrick when it comes to green, growing things. not by a long shot! oh well, if all else fails i'll tend to an orchid, like my dear friend john gardner. i've heard they are fairly simple to raise, no? or maybe i'll just stick to supporting my local florist's cut flower business.

*if any green thumbed enthusiasts can recommend easy, low maintenance indoor flowers and plants, i am up for suggestions. any tips or tricks would be much appreciated!

11 comments:

Lea Ann Wells said...

Hi Ginny!
I think Pothos are one of the easiest indoor plants to because they take minimal water and a variety of light. It will grow like crazy and if you want you can take clippings and propagate them in a little jar on your kitchen sink! It wont bloom a pretty flower but I think it's a great start.

leilani.e said...

What about a little bit of mint or rosemary? I love growing mint on my windowsill, though I killed the last one (too much water apparently)... oh well, it's a learning process right? And these smell lovely!

RMLangley said...

Travis and I have daffodils blooming in our kitchen right now. This makes me miss you!

RMLangley said...

PS- I made two of these last weekend....very easy! http://mstetsondesign.blogspot.com/2008/06/terrarium.html

"hi, i'm ginnybranch stelling and i love love." said...

oh mrs. langley! i miss you and travis so much!!!!!

Diana said...

magnific!
qué lindo es ver
una fotografĂ­a de una
planta :)

"hi, i'm ginnybranch stelling and i love love." said...

lea ann: ooh pothos sounds really romantic in an overgrown, miss havisham kind of way.

leilani.e: i will have to try a little herb garden too!

"hi, i'm ginnybranch stelling and i love love." said...
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igrewthis said...

This might sound a little crazy but, since I am such a veggie girl at this point, I am going to recommend growing onions and garlic. They are SO easy, and give you something green to look at very fast. I will post a how to on i grew this very soon. The basic idea is stick a whole onion in a pot of dirt and it will grow shoots. Garlic cloves do the same. You can snip the stems to cook with. XO heather

John G said...

Fish's Eddy is so good for grabbing quick quirky planters, and they have a book about forcing bulbs there! DO IT!

"hi, i'm ginnybranch stelling and i love love." said...

fishs eddy? who knew?! i will definitely check it out, because i looove that store!

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