Sunday, May 2, 2010

Plants Like Fresh Air, Too

It's starting to get warmer, so I moved some of my houseplants outside today. I think they enjoy the sun and fresh air after the dreary winter.

On the left is the pineapple plant I started from a plant top last spring.  Can you see the brown tips on the leaves? For a while I didn't think it was going to make it through the winter, but I moved it to a sunnier spot on the window seat and stepped up the humidity around it, so it survived.  I'm hoping it will it thrive now that it's outside.  The one in the middle is the ginger root that I'm attempting to grow.   One shoot is several inches long, and a second shoot is just starting to poke out.  The plant on the right is a philodendron. Some of its leaves are sporting mysterious tooth marks. I'm sure it wasn't Tony or me munching on it, so it must have been the cats

Right now all the plants are pushed up against the house in case the weather turns cool again.  If it gets really chilly, I can always put them back on the window seat in the kitchen, but I hope I don't have to do that.


  1. Hi Kathy,
    My plants were doing so well for the winter and then all of a sudden they all began to show signs of stress this spring. The evenings are a bit to chilly for them ...but as soon as it warms up I think I'll pop mine outside too. I never knew you could grow a pineapple plant from the top of a cut pineapple. Cool!
    Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you are having a relaxing Sunday.

  2. I had no idea you could do that with a pineapple top either. Do you have to start roots or just plop it into the dirt?

  3. Oops. Nevermind. I should've read the link first. :)