Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Plants01 Nov 2012 11:36 am

Impatiens niamniamensis “Hare’s Hybrid”

Winter is here so that means we’re bringing out more houseplants to go with all those terrariums. This is a pretty interesting one. It will get 2 to 3 ft. tall, shrubby, and is at least semi-hardy around here, although it is frost sensitive so we have it indoor. Not to mention it prefers shady conditions – part to full shade! While it is evergreen, and it does flower all year round, it also does want to be watered a bit more regularly than we should are able to accomplish what with all our cactus and succulents and the like. In general you should water once per week since it’s going into a shady location in your home and the soil won’t particularly dry out all that quickly.

Here’s the flower close up. I did some work on this photo – can you figure out where?

Nursery01 Nov 2012 09:01 am

We have some spectacular new terrarium glass this year, including pieces from Roost and Chive – as featured in GQ this month! Woohoo! We’re very fashionable apparently!

Here’s one that Rikki has potted up.

She went with a bromeliad theme for this one. You’ll have to come in to see the taller piece with the orchid – it’s very colorful.

Terrariums are tough to photograph what with the reflections everywhere and all. I wish I had a setup to photograph terrariums and the like. Maybe next year.