As mentioned, it was time to bring all the house plants in from the patio before the frost hits.
Now our townhouse isn’t very big, and making it more of a challenge is that most of the windows are all on the south side. We have no windows on the east or west, and the north only has three (and one is VERY small). That’s means I’m very limited on places for plants.
And I’m afraid my plant collection probably doubled this summer. That’s in part because the local convenience store kept bringing in sad little cacti, and everytime I stopped to get lottery tickets, I had to rescue them. And of course, being outside means my spider plants spit our babies like crazy… and I can’t just throw them out!
Most of them are now resting comfortably in my studio. I managed to do some purging of craft supplies last week and was able to make some room for them on the shelves that sit under the window there.
All of my “floor” plants are now crowded at the back door.
It’s hard to believe that jade plant (bottom left) was a small cutting just a two years ago. It loves being outside and exploded all over the place!
The rest of the plants fit on my wooden plant stand under the dining room window.
Luckily, it’s nice and big, and can fit at least a couple pots on each shelf.
The biggest challenge was finding a spot for the Mandevilla. It’s at least four feet tall and is a big, bushy tangle of flowering vines.
For now, it’s tucked behind the couch that separates the living room from the dining room. Here it should get enough light from the dining room window. But it’s hard to say how much Burton is going to harass it. Time will tell!