Earlier this month, I moved the plants from the balcony indoors for the winter. I harvested the basil (that never survives long indoors), and the hardy sage is still outside, but everything else is adapting well to the more sheltered environment.
The African violets are indoors year-round, of course. This one’s growing a new flower.
This bookshelf is angled toward the window, and is home to three African violets and a rose bush as well as books and photo albums. (Note the leaves on the rose bush on the lowest shelf – that’s about to change.)
Three weeks later…
It’s growing new leaves already. I think I pruned at the wrong time of year, but the new growth must be a good sign.
The herbs are in the kitchen. Fresh parsley and chives are a nice complement to tomato soup.
This orangey flower is from Trader Joe’s. I have no idea what it is, but it did fine outdoors in the summer and seems to be doing just as well indoors. We gave it a squirrel finger puppet for a friend.
And that’s my winter garden. Apparently, it’s enough to qualify me for the coveted spot of “person who is responsible for keeping the office plants from dying,” as well. I hope they survive this week…Happy Thanksgiving!