Plantgangs

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Plantgang in the bedroom window. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2015

If you love and live with plants, you have plantgangs in various locations in your home. Various kinds, sizes and colors of plants. I try to place them for ultimate light-conditions, in groups and at various heights when possible or needed. Apart from that, I don’t do any particular “styling” of them.

It is ultimate light for a particular plant that is the deciding factor. For instance do the Saint Paulas not like direct sunshine. The November cactus in the background does, but it is too wide and big to have closer to the light in the window. That one, by the way, will soon go outside to the patio over the summer. It loves being outside in sun and rain. It propagates its flowering. It is still a bit too cold though to bring it outside. But soon.

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Plantgang in the kitchen. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2015

In the kitchen I have two windows in the corner. The light comes in from two directions. In the window to the left from the south, in the window to the right from the west. That gives a lot of light and most plants love it here.

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The southern window. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2015

I don’t use curtains in the kitchen since some years back. In the southern window the framing of the window is taken care of by the now huge green plant that I’ve hung on the curtain-rod. On the windowsill below it there presently are three orchids and a baby aloe. The mother-plant of the aloe is in the corner between the two windows, as is the hanging plant above them. The big aloe got replanted just a few days ago. Remains to be seen if it survived it… Had to get the baby out from the pot. Turns out an aloe has very small roots. Didn’t know that.

Kitchen-plants. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2015

Kitchen-plants. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2015

In the western kitchen window I have two of IKEAs hanging planters. On the window sill more orchids and on the table one Saint Paula that I didn’t have enough space for in the bedroom. It used to have white flowers – it now has light blue flowers.

IKEAs hanging planters, which can be hung one under the other, are really nice and useful. In the top one are three plants, in the bottom one four. Just wondering how long I can have them all here. They grow… They both hang on a curtain-rod and I just hope they will not get too heavy for it as they grow bigger. The plants are also bought at Ikea, called Himalaya Mix… whatever that means…

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Hanging plantgang. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2015

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Detail of the corner between the windows. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2015

In the livingroom window there is absolutely NO styling of plants at the moment. Just a mess of plants waiting to get outside more permanently and kept inside when it it is cold and windy. Plus a few plants that are inside all the time. It is too early for the chili-plants to be outside all the time. The fig tree is also inside so far. This is NOT how it is supposed to look…

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In the livingroom. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2015

This time of the year though many plants can be outside both day and night. Problem is when the rain is pouring down and they risk to get drowned… I then keep most of the plantgang on the bench on the patio, which is partly under roof from the balcony of my upstairs neighbor.

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Plantgang outside. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2015

Some of the pelargonias are more or less placed where they will stay during the summer. At the top three white pelargonias. One is the mother-plant, the other two are its babies. They are partly protected from the rain by the two large honeysuckles on the corner. They seem to be a good sort that doesn’t get all brown when rained on as most white pelargonias do.

Below them are two other pelargonias. Mårbacka is their name. They get pink flowers. The one to the right is the mother-plant, the one to the left its babies. The babies need a larger pot soon.

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Pelargonias outside. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2015

I will present the other plants on the patio to you later on, when the weather improves and everything is in place. It is still early on in the season for the outdoor life.

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3 comments

Now that is a great plant gang indoors and outdoors! Thanks for joining us again, Nini!

Isn’t it lovely to watch at the roots of a plant? Sometimes they’re even prettier than what’s on top 😉 Aloë vera roots can be so pretty too, yellow and white and pretty small indeed. Thank you for playing along again Nini!

Local Ecologist

You have such lushly planted window areas. Those IKEA planters are very cool and I like how you’ve filled them with multiple and different types of plants.

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