It's Toni Taddeo's Tuesday 4 once again and we are talking about gardens or house plants.
1. Do you have a garden indoors or outdoors? Houseplants count I think. If not, why don't you have them?
I have both houseplants indoors, mainly snake plants but I also have a fiddle leaf fig and another tropical plant which I think is a Dracaena Janet Craig.
2. Have you visited Longwood Gardens or any of the large gardens and horticultural sites around the world or your state? Tell us about it.
I've never heard of Longwood Gardens but I have visited 2 gardens in my Province of British Columbia. One in Vancouver called Van Dusen Botanical Gardens and one in Victoria called The Butchart Gardens. Both of them are very beautiful and I think they are much like gardens elsewhere in the world. I last visited the Van Dusen Gardens in December 2022 for a spectacular display of Christmas lights. Here is a link to the website for The Butchart Gardens which I haven't visited for a very long while. It's a beautiful garden that receives visitors from all around the world. While I'm thinking about it I remember I also visited the beautiful gardens at the Palace of Versailles during the winter of 2019. I loved it and it was so large that you literally need a day to see all of it and probably several days to really have a good look all around. I'm also fortunate to live in a city where there are actually gardens and flowers almost everywhere you go both public and private which you can enjoy up close or from afar.
3. Most people really enjoy a little garden but I think we sometimes make too many excuses not to do things we really would enjoy. Too busy, not enough space, etc. But if we put our minds to it, anything is possible Do you believe that?
If you have physical handicaps of any kind it affects your energy levels and ability to plant even a small garden. However, you could probably still plant a few house plants to enjoy even in a small space. The challenges indoors are really the temperature and lighting situations. Most of us like to have the natural sunlight come through our windows for the plants to thrive. But I suppose if you don't have adequate light, you can also use a grow lamp which I do not currently have. I've also found that even a constant source of a low wattage bulb above finicky plants also helps them to survive and grow.
4. Ideally, what flowers, shrubs and trees do you want in your little garden real or imagined?
Anything and everything, lol. I do love colourful flowers of all kinds, especially ones that attract bees and birds. I also like ornamental grasses and various bushes.
Here is one photo of my patio garden from a 2022.
Thanks for stopping by.
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