Grandma Barb’s This and That

Friday, November 2, 2012

Green Plants for Green Day

Remember this plant I showed you last week.  I found out it is a Zulu Wonder.  A South African plant Plectranthus  Ciliatus.  
My plant.

My daughter's plant.  Just beginning to bloom

More of my green plants that I am overwintering in the house

Ivy that I pulled out of the my window boxes and planted in this pot.  I'm not sure what is growing in the center.  Weeds I think.  I've pulled them out now.

An asparagus fern

And a mixed planter of Wandering Jew, Ivy and a Spike Plant.

Will see how many of these I can keep alive this winter.

Linking to Green Day at Raindrops and Daisies

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Have a wonderful weekend.  Until next time



TexWisGirl said...

i like the ivies and the fern. good luck in keeping them well and happy!

My name is Riet said...

It is always nice to see that your plants survive in winter.

Anonymous said...

Good Friday Afternoon. Love your pretty plants, especially the fern. Have a blessed weekend.

Deanna said...

Oh I am not good with house plants. Can't keep too many alive. Good luck!!

Ailime said...

Maravilhosas as suas plantas! Adorei. Abraço. Ailime

renae said...

Nice selection of house plants. I have a few. I kill them, my husband doesn't so he gets to keep them watered etc. I enjoy them.

Yes, Mary is a great sister. She used to say all the time when we were growing up. "Ah, Renae, my BEST sister." and I would say to myself, "ya, I am your only sister?"

She is great and I'm glad so many of you guys wished her well on her Birthday. yay!

chica said...

Lindas plantas,bem verdinhas! beijos,chica

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Pretty plants! I like the asparagus fern. I have a hard time with indoor plants, though!

The Cranky said...

Beautiful plants! Outside I can grow nearly anything; inside not so much.

Have a wonderful weekend. =)

Maria Luiza said...

Bonitas plantas verdinhas! Parabéns! Beijos!

Kerin said...

Love that you are taking the time to try and winter over your plants.

Years ago, I always had house plants... now-a-days, they are the silk variety.

Smiles :)

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Hope it all survives- I have terrible luck with plants when I bring them in.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely plants, good luck with them all. My hubby has the green thumb in our family. Have a happy weekend!

Lucinha said...


Suas plantas estão lindas e saudáveis.
Um lindo final de semana. Abraços

Carole M. said...

ahah! Yes plectranthus! I used to also have the lovely purple flowering variety of. Thanks for reminding of the name that escaped us for a while Barb.

SImple and Serene Living said...

I hope they all survive the winter. I have had varying luck with overwintering plants, but it is always fun to enjoy them as long as they last.


Sherri B. said...

They are all so obviously have a very green thumb. I definitely do

Brian King said...

Very good looking plants! I'm not an expert on this stuff, but you obviously know what you're doing.

Linda said...

Nice looking plants! I usually don't have much luck with overwintering but last year two fuchsia plants survived in our unheated garage.

Anonymous said...

Love it. I definitely do not have a green thumb so I always admire others who do.
Happy Green Day.

Nancy said...

Your plants look very healthy. It's so nice to have plants and flowers in the house over the winter.

Debbie said...

i like the ladder, holding the fern!!

i'm sure they will be happy, safe and warm in their new home for winter!!

orchid0324 said...

Dearest Barb,
Oh, I missed the green day!!! How gorgeous your plants and your daughter's♡♡♡ Lovely Green plants.
I always wish I had someone to instruct me how to keep them well(^^;)
I wish you will have a good start of the new week, my friend.
Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Celestina Marie said...

Barb, I do believe you have a green thumb. Your plants are so lush and gorgeous. I know I am going to try and bring a few inside for the winter. We still have the AC on but as it gets colder outside I will need bringing a few I want to keep inside. It does not always work for me.
Love the ladder with the fern too.
XO Celestina Marie

A Colorful World said...

Lovely plants!

Mary said...

Great greens...lovely. Thanks for coming to my birthday, too. M