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Taking It Inside

Okay.  It was just last week. . . that I was explaining about The Itch.   About how our non-existent winter was bringing on the urge-to-garden much earlier than usual.  About how I've already been out pruning the roses and spring-cleaning my garden beds.  About how I really couldn't trust it, though.

And here you have it.

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While still not bad for mid-February-in-Michigan, it's definitely not get-out-in-the-landscape weather! 

So, what's a gardener . . . with The Itch. . . to do?

Why, take it inside, of course!

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Last weekend, I set up a little gardening right there in my kitchen.  It felt great to get my hands in some soil.  Even if it was just packaged potting soil!

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I transplanted several plants.  New ones (like this new agave). . .

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and in-need-of-repotting plants (like this formerly overgrown succulent).

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I planted two new ivy topiaries.

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(One of these is for you, Mom!)

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Such an easy - and sort of charming - thing to plant.

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And I had way too much fun playing around with terrariums.

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I made a big mess. . .

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but it was a delightful afternoon! 

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Almost as good as gardening outside.  And really. . . the best it's going to get in February!

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And . . . here's this week's blooming agave update!

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It's wild!

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Absolutely crazy!

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I cannot WAIT to see what it does next!

 

 

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karen

Repotting houseplants is on my to-do list this weekend! Love your little round terrarium!

margene

Wow, that's not what I expected! There is a next?
Smith has been planting in his indoor green house and we now have a pot full of kitchen herbs. Your terrariums and topiaries will be rewarding to watch.

Vicki

I need to put "terrarium" on my list... love them and haven't done one in years! I'm not that great with houseplants, but maybe that...

Love that agave bloom!! It's totally wild!

Marilyn

Fun! Just the ticket to scratch "the itch". :)
Wild and crazy is right...who'd-a-thunk it'd look like that. o.0

Carole

I wouldn't have the first idea on how to repot houseplants or a topiary or terrariums. You make it look easy, though!

Cookie

I love it all! I live in a constant state of needing to re-pot something or other. It feels like chores, however, your kitchen gardening looks like fun.

I never would have thought your Spot would have done that, but you really can see the male and female of plant reproduction. So cool!

Antigoni

I love your window sill with all the pots, terrariums, topiaries ,excellent work !!!
I think your agave plant with all the filaments and anthers showing, is trying very hard to get pollinated !!! :)

Lori on Little Traverse Bay

Wow! That is one wild agave!

Mary

that agave is wild and wonderful. and a heart shaped ivy topiary. swoon...

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