the Five Plants that live on this third story space.
They are seriously a bit ridiculous and my husband insists that they are harboring mosquitoes and
these aren't just any mosquito-they are an invisible mosquito.
Which only nibble on him...
We brought these five plants with us, because well, you know me, and my love for my plants.
A few of my plants are guests at my daughter's house during this interim period.
These plants are Texas tough and because they are such winners, I thought I would share
some facts about them, just in case you live in Texas, or in a climate similiar to mine and are looking
for a hardy perennial.
We have two Loquat Trees (one is in the background of this photo)
which are amazing and withstand our heat and cold, and for you my
California friends they are equally happy in your climate so here is a Link just for you!
I am sprucing up my balcony to give you a little tour next week, but in the mean time I will
share a little information on the Loquat.
1- Quite happy in any well drained soil
2- Do not need to be pruned
3- Have a lovely shape
4- Few natural pests
5- Usually bear fruit in 2-3 years that can be made into pies, cobblers and jelly
Next up is the tried and true Sprenger's Asparagus Fern, I kept mine all throughout the Winter.
Now, it did live in the Greenhouse in the coldest of months but it still is a winner to me.
1- Thrive in pots
2- Like bright indirect sunlight
3- Prefer a slightly acidic and well drained soil
4-Thrive in moderate temperatures but also in heat-(with generous daily watering)
5-Easily propagated by root division or berries from the plant
If you want to add a little tropical feel to your patio or yard try the Philodendron Bipinnatifidum.
This is an amazing plant, it grows fast and large, so take that into consideration when choosing
1-Grows well as an accent shrub or indoor specimen plant
2-Prefers slightly acidic organic soils
3-Requires generous amount of watering
5-Rarely needs pruning
Another hardy fern is the Japanese Shield Fern, showy all year around and withstands neglect
I can vouch for both...
1-Thrives in partial to complete shade
2-Will live in a pot but will perform beautifully planted
3-Needs protection in the Winter
4-Fronds are easy to cut
5-Great filler for flowerbeds
Last but not least are my succulents which are nestled along the edge of the balcony in various
containers and these are the plants which really surprised me the most.
I thought for certain I would kill them with love.
Too much fertilizer or too much water, but they withstood it all and actually truly thrived.
I have even propagated a few along the way, which is very simple to do.
1-Beautiful in containers
3-My favorite succulent is the Echeveria Elegans
4-Thrive in hot climates
5-Adds interest to spaces
~ As Audrey Hepburn would say~
"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow."
Wishing you all a lovely and beautiful weekend, be safe and always choose to shine!
Please Join Me~
Cedar Hill Farmhouse