Orchid afternoon…in Paris, perhaps.
While shopping for planters this week, I came across this fabulous antique bird aviary. Wouldn’t it be lovely filled with houseplants in a conservatory?
Orchids in the Temperate Palm House at RGBE.
Inside the conservatory: orchids, succulents and sedums, Oh my!
There are plenty of house plants available from the nursery to create an indoor garden and adorn your home with a completely different palette of plant material than what you would find in an outdoor landscape. Put together a couple of terrariums in large glass vases, add an orchid or two from the floral shoppe, dress it all up with moss, stones, and cones ~ and the coffee table becomes a botanical treat. Just remember to group shade-loving plants together, and bright light plants together. Combine interesting foliage plants that complement one another. A terrarium also gives you something to tend, in case it’s too cold or too hot to go outside.
String Gardens from the Netherlands ~ hanging sculptures for the garden porch.
The bare roots of selected plants are wrapped in a sphagnum moss and soil mixture, then covered with green sheet moss and wrapped with twine. The root ball is about the size of a grapefruit. Care: submerge root ball in water until air bubbles disappear, allow to drip-dry and then re-hang.
Fruits and Vegetables Under Glass by William Turner (1912).
The cultivation and practice of forcing indoor fruit and vegetables, as experienced and explained by Mr. Turner, so that any grower without previous experience could follow his instructions and obtain the same results.
A conservatory in your kitchen.
Kitchen sink: beauty parlor for houseplants.
I love Cyclamen season: rich, velvet petals in jewel tones and stunning bi-color leaves. Bloom season: late January through mid-February, and then expect the plant to go dormant.