Are most of your plants looking like this after the FREEZING and HARSH winter we had?
Well, if you had one of these at your disposal you may have been able to save some plants. Or, you could have at least created your own little oasis of beauty and been surrounded by beautiful green, living, thriving plants all winter long!
Step inside this unassuming greenhouse and see what treasures it holds. It's warm and moist and practically pulsing with plant energy.Who's wonderful greenhouse is this you ask and how am I so lucky to visit? Well, it's my neighbor Tyra's mother's house down in Seadrift, TX. (Between Houston and Corpus Christi). And it's right on the bay; with winds blowing constantly from the water. But here in the greenhouse everything is cozy and warm and thriving.
Lea decorates with seashells, statues and wind chimes. Each item (and lots of the plants) have their own story about how it arrived there. Some were given by friends, some were bought, others found in junk shops, and big trash boutique.
I think this little angel is so sweet. Check out the blooms (in February) on these plants! Mine don't even look that good one day after I buy them at the nursery.
Lea definitely has a way with plants. I think she's a Dr. Doolittle type and "talks" them into growing and looking good for her. She says she just waters, fertilizes and trims.....I'm not buying it...She's Magical!
Lea and a helper spend many, many hours trimming and pruning and it sure shows!
Look at this huge Kolanchoe......and the sweet owl that guarding the greenhouse----asking WHOOO goes there?
This statue of St. Francis is lucky to have such a comfortable and beautiful place to oversee.
And this is the beautiful and talented Lea, and her equally beautiful and talented daughter, Tyra. Tyra lives right next door to me and has a beautiful, small greenhouse of her own. She is always making me potted plants and giving me clippings for my garden....but so far the MAGIC hasn't rubbed off. I can kill a silk plant! LOL!