Kitchen Greens

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Kitchen greens. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2016

Kitchen greens. My best windows for greens are my kitchen windows. There is two of them. One facing south, one facing west.

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Kitchen greens. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2016

This is my green corner. The light and airiness of it is what I enjoy here.

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Kitchen greens. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2016

The Ikea BITTERGURKA hanging planter has become a favorite of mine. I’ve got two of them. One hanging under the other. Both hanging on a curtain rod. Only problem is when the plants become too big and need more soil to be healthy. You then have to move them to some other planter. The hanging plant to the left (I have no idea what it is or its name) used to live in the top planter but couldn’t stay there for obvious reasons…

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Kitchen greens. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2016

The green and white plant at the top planter probably would need to be moved to its own planter too, but so far it is OK there. One of the plants in the bottom one also would need moving to larger quarters.

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Kitchen greens. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2016

My big aloe vera has baby-plants again. Two. This is the third time. One batch of baby plants have moved to my neighbor and is growing fast there. Another batch of baby plants have moved into town to my friend Ulla and seem to feel good there too.

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Kitchen greens. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2016

The baby plants coming up now I will keep for myself and start a new, bigger one.

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Kitchen greens. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2016

In the corner behind the aloe vera you see one of my six orchids. They all started blooming again just recently after an un-normally short period of rest. My orchids love my kitchen windows.

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Kitchen greens. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2016

Here you can see two more of my orchids. One flowering, one with buds.

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Kitchen greens. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2016

During winter the blinds in the kitchen windows are kept all the way up to provide as much light as possible for the plants. And so is the semi-transparent blind which in the summer is halfway down to protect the plants from too much sun. The above is a west facing window.

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Kitchen greens. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2016

My oxalis plant is kept on the kitchen table, slightly in from the windows. I noticed at some point that it didn’t like to get too much light. I hope it will get more leaves come spring and summer. They are quite few presently, but rather large.

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Kitchen greens. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2016

In the south facing window I have a rosemary plant which, too my surprise, is still alive and growing. Usually my rosemary plants die when winter comes (I keep it outside in the warmer season). This is strong and living though. I cut it regularly and use it finally chopped on oven baked potatoes. Delicious.

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Kitchen greens. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2016

Above one of my orchids, Flowers stems on their way. This orchid is my oldest orchid. It will get white flowers with lilac edges. It grows a bit too much horizontally and always risk to fall off the window ledge.

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Kitchen greens. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2016

This plant is fake though… The cage is too small to have any serious plants in it. I bought the cage with the mini planter at a garden fair last spring. It came with a tiny violet plant in it which fast became too big to keep there. The little bird of feathers originally is a Xmas decoration but I thought it suits sitting on the cage.

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Kitchen greens. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2016

I don’t only have plants hanging on the curtain rod in the kitchen. I also keep the open baskets with onions and apples there.

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Kitchen greens. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2016

Yes, I have curtain rods. But I stopped using them for curtains long ago and replaced the curtains with my large climbing plant instead (a philodendron of some sort). It frames the window very well and is now well on its way over to the second window as well. Here too all the blinds are all the way up for the dark season. Come spring and summer the semi-transparent blind goes half-way down to protect the plants. The above is the south facing window.

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Kitchen greens. Photo. ©nini.tjader.2016

The planter for the climbing philodendron stands on the floor on a stand that have wheels. This plant isn’t particularly thirsty but the planter is an old Ikea self-watering planter. Black.

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Kitchen greens. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2016

I love my green corner of the kitchen. The piedestal with the amaryllis in the middle of the image above goes when the last amaryllis have died (which won’t be long now).

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Kitchen greens. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2016

In the below image you see all my kitchen greens at the same time. Ought to have removed the duster from the 5th chair before shooting the picture….At least there is less junk on the table than usual. Kitchen tables have a tendency to collect junk…

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Kitchen greens. Photo. ©nini.tjader.2016

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5 comments

Wow, what an amazing green corner! You have beautiful plants here 🙂 Love it 🙂

Green Obsessions

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Amazing kitchen!!

your kitchen green is loveley

L’Usine à Bulle

Wow ! I LOVE your kitchen !

WOW!! Amazing kitchen jungle 🙂

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