Previous Gallery
Next Gallery
Print Thread
Rate Thread
#280346 May 15th, 2009 at 09:10 AM
5 Images
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 26,932
Giggles
20k Posts
My Apartment Garden

I have posted plants here and there, but I thought the Gallery would be a nice place to show most of my plants, which is my "Indoor Garden" grin.
22 Comments
Shirley4 #280348 May 15th, 2009 at 09:23 AM
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 26,932
Giggles
20k Posts
OP Offline
Giggles
20k Posts
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 26,932
boohoo My captions didn't go under all the pictures. I guess I forgot how to do this. Sorry.

Seven Zinnia plants came up from the seeds Diane sent me, and are blooming and branching out.

Every year I have Impatiens and Dianthus, which bloom and bloom!! I have seven Dianthus plants this year.

My Jades are my love (I did post a little in a Jade topic). I took a piece out of the top of the large Jade and planted it, which has grown to the next sized plant. I took a leaf of the bottom and stuck in the dirt in a soup mug and now have two tiny babies. The Varigated one is from a start which Diane sent me last year. I have been babying it along, although it is growing very slowly...but I love it!

My big Croton...what can I say! Isn't it pretty?? One piece was growing taller that the other two so I took the top out and stuck it in the dirt in the same pot....hoping it roots and keeps growing.

Ahhhh...now for my baby!!! I have regrown that Shamrock several times!!!
One year I separated it's bulbs, which were all twisted together and repotted them in separate pots and gave two away. The one I kept grew large.
This past December I cut it WAY back, down to about one stems! When I came home a month later, it had grown up to about 3 or 4 inches, with several leaves!! It has grown this huge just since then!!! I finally had buy it's on pedestal to showcase it, and because it took up too much room on the table in front of my window. After all, I had to make room for more plants!! lol



[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]

"I Love Virginia!"
Shirley4 #280400 May 15th, 2009 at 05:49 PM
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 30,001
A Gnome's Best Friend
30k Posts
Offline
A Gnome's Best Friend
30k Posts
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 30,001
I can't say it enough,,,,, I am so Impressed you get outdoor flowers to grow from seed in your fifth floor apt w/ No grow lights,, Just you and TLC and they bloom for you,,,,, I find that amazing!!!!! I can only imagine what you would do outside if you had the land to work your wonders!


[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
"Grace without perfection is more to be desired than perfection without grace."
#280466 May 15th, 2009 at 07:11 PM
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 26,932
Giggles
20k Posts
OP Offline
Giggles
20k Posts
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 26,932
Thanks!! Diane, I hope you are still saving a little bit of dirt in your garden for me to play in when I get to TX!!!
I'm going to play in yours too Cindy, in June!!

The photo of my Shamrock doesn't even begin to do it justice!!!

Shirley4 #281419 May 22nd, 2009 at 02:08 PM
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 18,267
Likes: 17
Patriot
10k Posts
Online Content
Patriot
10k Posts
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 18,267
Likes: 17
your shamrock is so pretty. Does it need a lot of shade?




Bestofour #281434 May 22nd, 2009 at 04:10 PM
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 21,848
Hot Rod
20k Posts
Offline
Hot Rod
20k Posts
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 21,848
Shirley,

That is a lovely bunch of plants.. Yours are nice and green.. How very cheery.
I thought I seen a little willy in one pot??

b


[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
PS... My horse isn't here, this is my Nitemare..
dodge #281527 May 23rd, 2009 at 11:52 AM
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 26,932
Giggles
20k Posts
OP Offline
Giggles
20k Posts
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 26,932
Sheri, it doesn't need lots Of shade but I don't have it sitting right in the window for full sun; I keep it back where it gets, what I call, dappled sunlight.

Dodge, I have lots of Willies!! grin


[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]

"I Love Virginia!"
Shirley4 #281831 May 25th, 2009 at 05:19 AM
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 18,267
Likes: 17
Patriot
10k Posts
Online Content
Patriot
10k Posts
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 18,267
Likes: 17
do you have a balcony or patio that you sit your plants on?




Bestofour #281896 May 25th, 2009 at 11:47 AM
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 26,932
Giggles
20k Posts
OP Offline
Giggles
20k Posts
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 26,932
No Sheri, I don't have a balcony or anything, just a table in front of the big window.


[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]

"I Love Virginia!"
Shirley4 #282450 May 28th, 2009 at 07:31 PM
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 31,597
Purl One
30k Posts
Offline
Purl One
30k Posts
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 31,597
WOW Shirley - I am VERY impressed!!! You certainly have a green thumb, to be able to get all those blooms indoors! Everything looks so nice and healthy!


[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
plants 'n pots #282458 May 29th, 2009 at 02:52 AM
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 30,001
A Gnome's Best Friend
30k Posts
Offline
A Gnome's Best Friend
30k Posts
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 30,001
Shirley Do you have anymore Blooms have you posted them anywhere?? I wanna see grin


[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
"Grace without perfection is more to be desired than perfection without grace."
angelblossom #282479 May 29th, 2009 at 05:12 AM
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 26,932
Giggles
20k Posts
OP Offline
Giggles
20k Posts
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 26,932
Yes, Diane, I do. But first I have to tell a sad, sad story! boohoo

The very few days I was gone to Texas was very hard on some of my plants!!

I lost ALL of those blooms and buds on my Impatiens! shock
And one of my Dianthus (I have SEVEN ! blush ) totally died. It looks like dead brown grass, all the way down to the dirt! (Soil, excuse me Diane blush grin )
And, the Zinnia plants leaves were brown at the bottom and a third of the way up, and the stems, above where they were tied to a stake, were flopped way over, gasping for water!! boohoo I have to water them really often.

When I got back home there was no help for any but the Zinnias.
I put everything in the sink one at a time and drenched them good until the water ran out the bottom of the pot, then put water in their tray, and set them all back in the window.

The Dianthus are all green and growing like weeds! But not budding!! tears Except, for my Jan Louise grin !!
The Impatiens are looking green and healthy, but not budding.
The Zinnias....wow....they lifted themselves back up, and have kept on blooming!! clap I have two dried blooms which I will harvest seeds from.

I will show some pictures in following post.

Shirley4 #282482 May 29th, 2009 at 05:24 AM
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 26,932
Giggles
20k Posts
OP Offline
Giggles
20k Posts
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 26,932

boohoo boohoo I tried to put images here from photo bucket, like in any other post but it won't show the image!!!

I tried to add more with Photo Manager to the top group of photos and it won't add any!! boohoo boohoo

Help!!! What do I do???!!!! boohoo

Last edited by Shirley4; May 29th, 2009 at 05:34 AM.
Shirley4 #282501 May 29th, 2009 at 08:21 AM
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 26,932
Giggles
20k Posts
OP Offline
Giggles
20k Posts
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 26,932
Well I got some help from Cindy so I will try again. I see elsewhere that a new Dianthus photo went into this gallery topic but I don't see it added up above??!

Well I will put some more in here but I don't know where they will go!!! why

I will add two more Dianthus, and two new Zinnia pictures I took...yesterday? I think.

Well cr*p!! Cindy said don't forget to click on Change Post. So I clicked on Image Manager, uploaded some pictures and named them, 'clicked on done adding images'but then there was no 'change post'!!! came back here and clicked on 'change post' and it didn't change anything but this!!! boohoo boohoo

I hate it when things won't work for me!!!!! madd


Last edited by Shirley4; May 29th, 2009 at 08:41 AM.
Shirley4 #285044 Jun 9th, 2009 at 10:26 AM
plantqueen
Unregistered
plantqueen
Unregistered
Did you get it figured out yet???

#285153 Jun 10th, 2009 at 04:52 AM
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 26,932
Giggles
20k Posts
OP Offline
Giggles
20k Posts
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 26,932
Nooooo boohoo boohoo


[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]

"I Love Virginia!"
Shirley4 #286769 Jun 22nd, 2009 at 10:06 AM
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 18,267
Likes: 17
Patriot
10k Posts
Online Content
Patriot
10k Posts
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 18,267
Likes: 17
I've had problems posting to this forum before too Shirley. Usually after a while it will work so keep trying.




Bestofour #286777 Jun 22nd, 2009 at 01:22 PM
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 14,428
10k Posts
Offline
10k Posts
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 14,428
Quote
I tried to put images here from photo bucket, like in any other post but it won't show the image!!!


teach When you post photos to a gallery, you need to upload them to this site directly from your computer, much like you do to post them on a photobucket type site...

Bill #288052 Jul 1st, 2009 at 10:10 PM
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 26,932
Giggles
20k Posts
OP Offline
Giggles
20k Posts
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 26,932
Thank you Bill !!!!

But now I can find anything that says 'add more photos' or anything, so I'm still stumped!! I did this before but it seems to have all gone out of my minded!! boohoo


[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]

"I Love Virginia!"
Shirley4 #288219 Jul 3rd, 2009 at 03:02 PM
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 18,267
Likes: 17
Patriot
10k Posts
Online Content
Patriot
10k Posts
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 18,267
Likes: 17
Shirley, I don't think you can add to an existing thread. You have to start a new one.




Shirley4 #288698 Jul 6th, 2009 at 04:55 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 4
Member
Offline
Member
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 4
The flowers are so wonderful to look at. I am just starting to take pictures and really don't know how to download them to here. I have them in my "pictures" on my computer. How do I get them to come and visit here? LOL why


Peace is seeing a sunrise or sunset, and knowing Whom to thank
DeniseM #288773 Jul 6th, 2009 at 04:06 PM
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 30,001
A Gnome's Best Friend
30k Posts
Offline
A Gnome's Best Friend
30k Posts
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 30,001
Denise you have to start our own Topic here Like Shirley did,, You can't post a picture as a reply,,
So you can have your own gallery here!! grin


[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
"Grace without perfection is more to be desired than perfection without grace."
angelblossom #295318 Sep 14th, 2009 at 01:45 PM
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 18,267
Likes: 17
Patriot
10k Posts
Online Content
Patriot
10k Posts
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 18,267
Likes: 17
I think you should contact Better Homes & Gardens and show them your garden. I'll bet a lot of apartment dwellers or people with tiny yards don't know they can grow inside. Of course, a lot of them can't because they don't have your talent for growing, but maybe a few could.





Link Copied to Clipboard
Seasonal Ticker
Gardening Links
Gardening in January
Gardening in February
Gardening in March


Shop at Amazon and Support AGF
Are you shopping online? Click this link first and A Gardeners Forum will receive a commission for your referral at Amazon.com (shopping through this link to Amazon will not have any impact on your prices at Amazon).
Like Us on Facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums65
Topics14,235
Posts236,097
Average Daily Posts8
Members15,959
Most Online10,356
Nov 2nd, 2019
Top Posters(30 Days)
Tina 81
bobey 1
Random Gallery Image
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5