Saturday, November 17, 2012

A Winter Garden

I used to overwinter my geraniums.  I had the same plants for 6 or 7 years. 
This year, when Hurricane Sandy approached, I brought some of my pots indoors. 

The sunporch off the kitchen is not insulated for year round use, so the door is always shut.  But hopefully, it is warm enough to keep the plants surviving.

 When I work in the kitchen, I look out and see the blooms and greenery.

It's a beautiful, cheery feeling!


Vee said...

A perfect little greenhouse! If we had room for all the plants, we'd bring them all in. This makes a perfect spot for yours and saves a bit on the wallet come spring.

Anonymous said...

That would be very cheerful to see the plants from the kitchen. I miss having a porch. We just have a cement patio here - no roof.
I do get a laugh out of our back yard neighbors. They babysit 6 little ones during the day, and it is fun to watch the kids interact!

joy said...

Your lucky that you have a place inside for your plants. And that is nice:)
Have a nice week-end:)

Sharing Shadymont said...

So pretty! I have all my plants in our sun room. I love seeing them too. Have a great Sunday!

Debbie said...

Sigh. I can't keep my geraniums alive for the summer, let alone the winter. Compared to me, you are a flower superhero.

Leann said...

I hope that they survive the winter for you I would think so. Looks like a great spot for them. I still have to bring in my Rosemary - but it's huge!

Happy Thanksgiving!

PS If you have time pop on by we're having a giveaway!

Red Couch Recipes said...

Ilove geraniums and mine froze thise year, but I wish I had a great place to winter them over. Yours look so fresh. Joni

ImSoVintage said...

I brought one into the kitchen. We'll see how well it does. Yours look a little healthier than mine :)

Linda O'Connell said...

What a lovely view, and that blue chair...I love it!

Chenille Cottage said...

Hi Carol,
Your plants look like happy little campers out on your porch. I'm glad they survived the hurricane.
thank yu for your kind comments and visit to my blog.
You are a blessing!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Carolynn >^^<

momstheword said...

What a lovely view! How fun to have a sunporch.

We have a room we call the sunroom, but it's really just a small room right off the kitchen.

Not big enough to be called a family room (and we already have a family anyway), and it's got a lot of windows hence the sunroom name.

Thanks for your sweet comment. I haven't heard of that book but I assume it's a book on marriage?

Is it like a Bible study? I'll have to look into it. My hubby has books he uses for when he does pre-marital counseling for engaged couples, but he might want a book to recommend as well.

Cheryl said...

I am chuckling at Debbie's comment above, possibly because I can relate to it? Your little indoor garden is certainly cheery!

And a Happy Thanksgiving to you too, Carol!

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

oh you still have flowers, I just hated seeing all my go brown, you can still enjoy them...hope they continue to do well

Happy Thanksgiving

Lynn said...

Hi Carol, Oh this post makes me "home" and my mom. Mom and Dad are both gone now, but they built a closed in porch off their kitchen and it looked out to a beautiful back yard with my dad's veggie garden (think tomatoes and overflowing zucchini) and mom's plants and birch trees and bird baths etc. It too was not insulated against the NE winters, but when mom did her dishes she could look out the double windows in the front of the sinks and see the corner of the porch where she would do as you did, bring her plants in. I always thought that was why there was never so much as a spoon in the sink, unwashed. Mom loved the "lift" her plants gave her during some of those nasty winters. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family and may you too have a blessed week. Such a lovely post to wake up this morning and smile at! Thank you Carol.

Beth said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Carol! Your geraniums and the gerbera look pretty. Good luck with overwintering!