My Winter Windowsill Garden

February 12, 2014
Each Winter my Kitchen windowsill welcomes a winter garden.

It all begins like this.

I make my pilgrimage to our local garden center. 

Somewhere between December and February and while most 

of the garden center is a ghost town there are always a few 

stragglers who refused to leave in late Fall.

Like this reluctant lavender and white pansy who was shivering and

nearly alone on a weathered wooden shelf.

I am fairly certain there had been many opportunities to leave, but 

she stubbornly stayed behind.

You know, I am so glad that she did...

Lucky for her and her sunshiny yellow friend that I came along- 

I saved them from a random snow storm.

Lucky for me, they were happy to join us in our home- it was a 

win, win for us all.

Who could resist a deal of under two dollars-

for this bright and sun loving Kalanchoe-she has such a great 

attitude no matter what time of the year.

I nestled her between these two anthuriums-

which refuse to quit blooming no matter where I put them. 

Who knew they were such resilient plants -

 Did you?  

I adore this ceramic pot-such an earthy piece of art. 

She was another lonely and forgotten resident of the garden center 

who refused to leave before the North wind blew so fierce. 

secretly believe she was waiting for me.

What do you think?

And this wee little white bird seems to be flying from windowsill to 

my favorite ceramic pot-did you notice that too?

I have missed my Winter Windowsill Garden more than I realized-

I am so thankful I have her back again.

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  1. I love your windowsill garden. It really brightens up the drab gray winter days.

  2. Bbeautiful colorful flowers images. Have a nice day.
    Lots of love... Dorothea

  3. Oh I love this post. Such pretty words, such pretty flowering plants and planters. I want spring to come so badly. It must be very nice to have a windowsill in your kitchen to look at and out of each day. Enjoy.
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

  4. They have thrived beautifully in the windowsill! I love the colors, it looks very lush.

  5. Such pretty perky flowers for the window. I love it.

    Yael from Home Garden Diggers

  6. Hi Jemma,

    You've done a wonderful job of brightening this space and helping to lift our winter spirits. Color, particularly yellow really can change ones mood:)


  7. Your winter windowsill, awash in the warm and luxuriant rays of the nourishing sun, shines with prettiness and whimsy! How beautiful and bright!

    Happy Valentine's Day, you little window 'whisperer'!


  8. What a great job you have done with your inside winter garden....and to think you rescued those plants. Obviously you have a green thumb along with your other talents...So pretty to see your bright colors as I am snowed in.....

  9. That is one of the cheeriest winter windowsills I've ever seen! You know how much I love plants...these flowering beauties and the cheery pots are just beautiful. I bet it makes you smile every time you look at your window. :-)

  10. Your window sill is so cheerful and fun Jemma. I love it and think I need one, though mine might need to be lots of fresh, flowering herbs :)

  11. Love the bright colors in the window in the middle of winter! What a great idea!!

  12. I just love your window garden. What a fun thing to do. This makes me long for spring.
    Thanks for sharing.

  13. Jemma, it's so nice to have a little ray of sunshine during the cold winter. I have a primrose and a Kalanchoe in my windowsill. Get's us through till Spring, right? Your plants look so happy. Love the little bird hopping around. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  14. This is such a great idea for winter. It must be lovely waking up to see that every morning!

    Thanks so much for joining in with the Say G'Day Saturday linky party. I am sharing this post at the party this weekend.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz


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