Monday, October 23, 2017

Autumn Plant Migration

I woke this morning to find that our garden received a fair amount of rain, 7/10", last night. Along with the rain a cold front is predicted to lay upon our area the first round of 30 degree (1C+/-) temperatures.  In anticipation of the freezing and near freezing temps the autumn plant migration has been accomplished.
There isn't a window that doesn't have a plant in it. The kitchen table is even full.  I suppose we won't be dining on this table until next spring without some effort.
The dining room window is crowded. 
Our bedroom window has plants.  I really don't mind this as they seem to keep the room feeling fresh.
My office window has a few plants. 
 It is patio door that gets the full brunt of the collection. I leave a space between the plants and the doors so Annie can observe doggie tv comfortably. She must keep an eye out for the dreaded squirrels.
We on the other hand don't see much out our windows during winter unless we make the effort to go stand over plants to look. How about in your home, has the inward migration of plants happened yet?




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  1. Wow! Lots of plants ~ I have a few but cacti as my house has southern exposure and lots of light ~ Your plant photos are lovely ^_^

    Love and light,
    A Shutterbug Explores aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  2. That is a lot of plants and work. I only have one to bring indoors. I planted two shrubs, three Hostas etc. in the ground from big pots. They get dug up and put in the pots again come spring.

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    1. Every year I say I am not going to bring anything in except the staghorn fern but as you see it doesn't work out that way.

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  3. I live in the tropics, no need to migrate plants for us, but some dies during summer but pop up again in the wet season.

    leiangeles.blogspot.com

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    1. I am hopeful that some of my plants that died back during the drought will pop back up next spring like your tropical plants. I bet it is a nice surprise to see them resurrect.

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  4. It's nice that you bring the garden indoors to enjoy(?) during the winter, makes everything feel so much more spacious in spring when they all go outside again. Lots of work to find places for them all but you've done it beautifully!

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    1. Thanks Peter, I do like to bring them in. I gripe every fall, then I appreciate them after they are settled in and I get used to the new routine.

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  5. Yes, I've been busy with that chore, too. Nice arrangements of your plants! It's nice that you have some great window space for them. I have all my plants in the closed-off sun room, because my cats will eat them/use them as a litter box if they're not off limits. I need to add some to the bedroom, though--great idea! The cats don't get in there, and the plants help clean the air.

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    1. Those naughty cats. I have heard others with cats say the same thing. I do think plants in the bedroom make a difference especially during winter.

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  6. Hi, Lisa! I had the same problem with transported plants from my summer cottage :-) I see you could place all of your plants near the windows. Well, now is the hard time for them to stay in the house after the open air in the garden.

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    1. Sometimes my plants do protest right after coming in. So far not this time. It was very cool when I brought them inside.

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  7. We have only one plant that we will bring inside, and we only acquired it this year.

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    1. I would advise not to start buying indoor plants. It is a sickness. An aggravation and sometimes you just can't help it.

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  8. Thanks for your lovely comments and visit ~ Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

    Love and light,
    A ShutterBug Explores
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  9. They sure do look healthy! My houseplants survive in spite of me, and look far less.... green ;)

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  10. We are starting to get ready for fall here, but we don't bring much inside the house. We got a greenhouse and most of the tender stuff ends up in there. We'll need to start pulling things out of the ground soon before it becomes an emergency and we're out there in the dark working.

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  11. Dear Lisa - haven't brought mine in yet but thinking it is about time. I move them to the garage until after Christmas...gentle adjustment from being outdoors. Looks like you have some lovely specimens. Helps drive away those winter blues. Hugs!

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  12. Wow! That is a lot of house plants! I had to bring mine in too and it is always a pain. It looks like you have nice spots to display them. Before we know it spring will be here and we'll be taking those plants out. I like your Staghorn!

    Yes, I did tour Versailles outside of Paris and also did a few gardens in Kaiserslautern. I hope to post about them but I just don't know. Versailles was a bucket list thing and it did not disappoint. Being a fan of Game of Thrones I could just see the knights there! Thanks for asking!

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  13. All that wonderful oxygen in your house this winter. You gotta love that. It looks like bringing them in was a yeoman's job, and you did it! Way to go.

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  14. Thanks, again for your lovely comments ~ hope all is well with you ~ ^_^

    light and love,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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