Post by desertwoman on Apr 13, 2015 9:31:34 GMT -5
I have a couple of plants that I winter over, indoors, and have them spend the summers outside. Rosemary has done wonderfully well for me. Have not tried sage. I also bring in calla lilies and geraniums every fall.
They go out for the entire summer- not just a couple of hours a day!
Northern New Mexico Zone 6b (formerly Zone 5) Posting since 2005
nope, I'm too selfish to leave them out. I like their company. I have rosemary and sage in the garden, but these are indoor plants. A couple of ours of sun might give them a boost, but I dont want to spoil them! ;)
Post by lilolpeapicker on Apr 18, 2015 8:26:51 GMT -5
I've been growing rosemary from seed this year. They are doing pretty well. So mostly for the garden I will bring them in in the fall because they will never make it here through the winter and will give some to my sisters to use.
Last year I tried winter and summer savory outside and the rabbits or the squirrels got to it.
Have a great gardening day! hoe, hoe, hoe Pea Upstate NY, zone 5
I'm seeing now my sage suffering. I don't know if I'm over-watering or under-watering, but I decided to put it either in a big pot outside where i live, or in my community garden. It's not looking good. Some of the house plants are doing so well, African violet and the 2 philodendrons. so maybe will get more African violets. Also going to move into the garden the salvia and polka-dot. they are huge.
Hmm I think you should try it. But remember that not every plant likes when you change its place. You should observe it and when something wrong happens act immediately. Remember about watering - during sunny days plants require more water.
as pointer out in a diff post.i have a Christmas cactus and 2 aloe vera.they're outside during good weather and inside during cold weather, i've learned that the sun is south of me from day break to sunset.my bathroom faces south.so my Christmas goes on it window sill.and my aloe vera goes where ever where it'll get direct sun light during the day.as long as they're not in the way..
@jimle ...I spent a lot of time at my sewing machine recently working on gifts and stuff...My sewing machine sits on a table facing out a window that gets all morning direct sunlight til mid-day or so...
I brought several of my houseplants into my sewing room to that sunny window to keep me company while I was sewing...They have now spent several months there and all seem to be lovin' it...They seem to like their 'new home'...at least for now...
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Majestic palms. Very picky about light. I have one acquired from DS when he sold his house. Put it in South window with filtered light. Not happy. I have a large one in upper level, in North window. It's happy as can be and has few browning tips. So I put DS's in a bedroom North window. It's looking much happier and will need soil change in Spring.
Medjool Date palms, they are happy in East window. Grew these from seeds, started over a year ago, very slow. They now have several spikes. These were a just for fun project, once they outgrow their space they will be out of here.
African Violets, very happy in South window, bloom profusely several times a year.
Diffenbachia is happy in south or east, not too picky. Darn thing is outgrowing it's space, I keep whacking the top off every now and then to prevent having to stake it.
My Norfolk Pine does very well in my east window. That window gets unprotected full morning sunshine, and the Pine sits just below the sill of the window. I give it a glass of water every Sunday. He's a happy fellow.
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Of course, all of these principles apply to your houseplants as well. Houseplants, just like all other plants, need enough light to thrive. However, it’s a little trickier indoors to give plants the right amount of light. The rule of thumb is that the sunniest locations in your home are south-facing windows. The most light-demanding plants in your home will like this spot the best. The next-best windows for sun exposure are your east-facing windows. Most houseplants will do great near these windows.
I have a bougainvillea that I overwinter. Sis gave it to me Spring of 2020. It's pretty darn big even with trimming back. I put it under lights in the basement for the winter. It does well! Initially drops lots of leaves, then perks up. Right now it's still outside and covered with those interesting papery blooms.