BAMBOOWEB.INFO
It is currently Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:30 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Indoor gardening
PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 3:13 pm 
Online
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 01, 2005 9:14 pm
Posts: 4442
Location: Esparto, CA
Bamboo Society Membership: ABS - America
Trying to keep tropical plants happy this winter...the fish seem to like their winter pond as well.

Image


Image


Image


Image

_________________
Brad Salmon, zone 9 Esparto, CA


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Indoor gardening
PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:22 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Jan 03, 2009 4:13 pm
Posts: 2796
Location: St. Louis area Location Details
I was hoping you'd post those images soon, as I was curious. :D

Although I expect this is more what it actually looks like when you're in there:


Attachments:
File comment: used Picasa's "fill light" slider to brighten up the mid levels.
p1.jpg
p1.jpg [ 96.08 KiB | Viewed 3812 times ]

_________________
Alan.
My blog: It's not work, it's gardening!
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Indoor gardening
PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:54 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 13, 2006 6:42 pm
Posts: 1440
Location: Middle Tennessee (Murfreesboro) USDA Zone 6b/7a Record low Jan 1966 -14*F Frost free April 21-Oct.21 Location Details
Looks good Brad. Do you have any difficulties with white flies, aphids or other pests? What about humidity? I know the pond must help, but our indoor humidity during the winter drops to desert levels and has seemed to be a limiting factor for indoor growing. We have gas heat, and I suspect that dries the air considerably.

_________________
David Arnold
Middle Tennessee Bamboo Farm
USDA zone 6b


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Indoor gardening
PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:17 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:22 pm
Posts: 262
Location: rome italy
it looks so nice,

congratulations,

ph

_________________
Elemento Bamb├╣ on facebook http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001852588023


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Indoor gardening
PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:36 pm 
Online
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 01, 2005 9:14 pm
Posts: 4442
Location: Esparto, CA
Bamboo Society Membership: ABS - America
Alan_L wrote:
I was hoping you'd post those images soon, as I was curious. :D

Although I expect this is more what it actually looks like when you're in there:


No, the light is never that flat and uninteresting :wink:


David, I had an aphid hatch on my 2 year old Habanero plant that was starting to look tired so I killed it off, no new hatches spotted since. We do have a healthy population of Asian beetles to feed on them. All of the plants are in trays that I keep standing water in, plus the pond is currently putting about 5 gallons per week into the house, if needed I'll put a humidifier out. There are 4-5 large bamboo plants that look surprisingly good after about 7 weeks indoors, usually they look like crap by now. The hibisus is producing new blooms, the bamboo are making new leaves & whipshoots and the water plants are growing like mad, the water lily went from leafless to 6 new leaves in about 3 weeks and I suspect it will flower in the coming weeks. That concrete floor has radiant heat so everybody gets bottom warmth and good light.

_________________
Brad Salmon, zone 9 Esparto, CA


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Indoor gardening
PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:05 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 23, 2008 9:15 pm
Posts: 3068
Location: upstate NY zone 6B Location Details
Here are some of my indoor plants that I've been keeping in a cool spot 40-45F through the winter and the hat plant is flowering again at around the same time it did last winter. I find that pretty interesting. I know the amaryllis bulbs will activate in about 4 more weeks. It seems like different conditions are required to induce vernalization in different plants.

Image

One plant that I've never seen flowering on is the aloe despite them having been growing for a few years. It looks like there are 2 different kind of aloes. One tends to make bigger, but fewer plants, while the other one is smaller, but multiples like crazy.
Image
Image

_________________
http://www.flickr.com/photos/31489820@N02/

http://stevespeonygarden.blogspot.com/


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Indoor gardening
PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:59 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 01, 2005 9:21 pm
Posts: 3121
Location: West Iowa Location Details
House plants are nice in the winter, but I neglect them in the growing months.

_________________
Fast Growing Trees For Sale
Photoblog


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Indoor gardening
PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2016 1:26 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 23, 2008 9:15 pm
Posts: 3068
Location: upstate NY zone 6B Location Details
Here's an update with pictures of some of my indoor plants. I have given away about 80% of what I had since I had multiples of so many of my plants and some of them were simply overgrown. For example, my rubber tree tore up it's pot, and needed a home with more space. I just posted free houseplants on craigslist, and within a couple days, had dozens of replies last fall. They are decent plants, I just don't have unlimited window space for them all. I take my houseplants outdoors in mid-may, and usually bring them back in by around November.

Here are my dcxl venus fly traps. I usually give away a few of these each year, and keep the biggest ones so I can keep them all in the same pot.
Image

I separate them whenever I see that they have split into 2 plants, and likely have their own root systems.
Image


When my 2 dwarf lime trees grow into directions that I don't want, I will trim those branches off, stick them in rooting hormone, and they almost always root. Had to give away a dozen rooted cuttings. These guys are surprisingly easy to propagate. The bigger one should be big enough to fruit by next summer.
Image
Image

I got this poinsettia last year as a tiny plant, and it grew well in the summer, but kind of declined with colder temperatures. Indoors it has recovered nicely and has the red leaves on top again.
Image

The aloes are usually planted into the ground once it warms up in the spring, and I will dig them up in the fall when they are massive with tons of babies. I will take a couple of the smaller plants, giving away the rest because they multiply pretty easily. They grow like crazy when they are planted in the ground.
Image

I kepted one of my alocasia cucculatas.
Image

The plumerias, and amaryllis bulbs don't need soil to get through the winter.
Image

I have sold off about 3 dozen of my amorphophallus titanum plants, and donated a few remainders to the local college which apparently doesn't have it, keeping a small one which I can keep growing out. This was a pretty fun experiment, and this plant is not all that tough to grow as long as you know it's requirements. This one should put out another petiole in another month up to 2.5ft in height, not too tall for the windowsill. I need to figure something out once it gets too big for the house.
Image

Here's my orchid which has survived for 1.5 years already. It almost died last winter when it was too close to the cold draft from the window, but has recovered nicely, and is now putting out a new flower stalk. I've found that this type of plant needs super good aeration in it's soil, and high light with preferably high humidity to grow well.
Image

The epiphyllum pot was getting way too overcrowded when it had about a dozen plants so I had to give away more than half of it so they would have growing room for the remaining ones.
Image

Here's the pachira aquatica money tree. This is one of the easiest houseplants you can get. All it needs is a decent amount of light, and it will likely grow well. It produces some massive leaves in the winter as they expand to catch more light.
Image

_________________
http://www.flickr.com/photos/31489820@N02/

http://stevespeonygarden.blogspot.com/


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group