October 11, 2010

Saving What We Can

I'd like to bring in a few select plants for the winter.



I vaguely remember reading about a trick you can play on plants, to ensure they don't all drop their leaves in protest when you bring them in.  One gently transitions them to the indoors by feeding them dates and fanning them with palm fronds while dressed in a 'Sexy Toga' Haloween costume.

OR, you could bring them in at night for a week or so and then bring them in permanently. Your choice.

9 comments:

  1. That top plant.. what is it? It's lovely!

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  2. Where did you get that adorable red chair?? I love that you're using it as a plant stand, too!

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  3. LOL. Let me try the toga trick first. LOL. Thanks for the tip. Didn't realize you gently coax the plants indoors. Will have to try this.

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  4. ...wOa... lovely... btw, what kind of plant is in the top photo??? it seems familiar though can't remember it's name...(T_T)

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  5. I kill most indoor plants so maybe I should try the toga.

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  6. I am also curious to know what the top plant is!

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  7. Hi folks! The plant in the top photo was labeled 'Hen and Chick' when I bought it!

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  8. I'm all for the feeding them dates and fanning then with palm fronds method. ;) but whatever is easiest for you!

    I love the Hen and Chick plant also. It looks like a succulent, which I love because that normally means if I forget to water, it will be forgiving.

    p.s. your garden is gorgeous.

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