Wednesday, February 8, 2012

the haphazard gardener



i know this plant as arrowhead and it started life as an indoor plant.

at death's door, almost killed by kindness, it was relegated to a quiet spot at the feet of my sasanqua camellia hedge where it was promptly forgotten and utterly neglected.

it has now taken over a large area, is lush and healthy

perhaps it's an approach that should be applied to the rest of the garden!

this is my entry for


12 comments:

  1. Nice;) It's always amazing how something will prosper if it finds its perfect place. I so love gardening;)
    Kathleen

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  2. Does your weather stay pretty mild year round???

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  3. I've always said that plants should be treated with benevolent neglect! It's beautiful.

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  4. I wish my garden grew by neglect. Beautiful.
    Love the bright life during our deep winter months here.

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  5. That's gorgeous! I've always known it as Arrowhead, too, but I believe if you look close, you will find it is a member of the philodendron family. I would guess you don't get any freezing weather?

    Liri

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  6. Beautiful! I have one in a pot in my sunroom that's almost six years old! It got so tall that I cut it, rooted the cuttings, and re-potted it, and now it's getting big again! It couldn't take the heat nor the cold outside in Texas! ---"Love"

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  7. Sydney is a warm temperate zone for gardening. We can have very hot dry days in summer 35-45 degC and winters are usually mild and sunny - days average 15-18 degC. Occasional frosts, not every year. Never snows. No distinct seasons like in parts of the US. We've actually had one of the coldest, wettest summers on record. ann :-)

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  8. Looks like the perfect ground cover!

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  9. Laughs for the laugh, as its good to know I have a friend in the "killed by kindness" care of indoor plants.

    blessings,jilly

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  10. When indoor plants get back to nature they thrive, as do bonsai. Nice lot of buds on the Camellia.

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  11. My Orchid flowered for the 1st time this year....glad to see you took it outside for some fresh air...lol

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