Beautiful Plants

Sunday, January 24, 2010

My mother-in-law's container garden has probably the healthiest plants compared to the many gardens that I have visited so far!

Each and every plant is at its best, any time without fail. Her secret: Years of gardening experience and her mighty greenfingers :-D


The garden is simple in arrangement and decoration, yet very tidy and pleasant. One part of her garden is dedicated to sun-loving plants while another part, that's under shelter, is for ferns that require shade.




The ferns and ornamental grass (pics below) are placed at a bright area but sheltered.



One special touch that she puts in is that at times she likes to add some plastic flowers to decorate her garden. The Lisianthus in the pic below is real but those little flowers that are in small pots are not! We sometimes go around the garden to identify the real flowers and have a good laugh doing that :-D



She plants her climbers in two different ways. One is by allowing the plant to climb up a rod and the other is by just leaving the vine to rest on the pot itself, going round and round...



Her collection of cacti and ferns are placed on a rack that's at the side of her porch...


Her Euphorbia Milii collection is amazing as well.

"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." - Marcel Proust

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21 comments

  1. Oh, I really enjoyed the walk, strolling around all those pots. Green fingers, your mother in law's.
    Enjoy your Sunday:)

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  2. Dear Steph, Your mom-in-law has so many beautiful plants and a very neat garden! She puts me to shame as my garden is arranged in a messy manner. 8)

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  3. Your mother-in-law's plants look so healthy and I like how she has them arranged. I enjoyed seeing her collections, especially the Euphorbia Miliis.

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  4. Steph, I am glad you regard Mother in Law's garden as the most healthiest garden you have ever visited... Such a compliment! It really looks healthy to me... ~bangchik

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  5. What a beautiful collection, and so neatly displayed!

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  6. wow, she's got a great container garden! I would imagine it takes a lot to tend a huge collection of lush beautiful container plants.

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  7. Stephanie your mother-in-law sure has a green thumb. What a wonderful collection of plants. I do not know what the white with green variegated plant is but I just love it. What is it?

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  8. Stephanie, your mother-in-law has a wonderful garden. I love the white and green variegated plant too, and am curious what it might be. It's very striking.

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  9. Very beautiful garden indeed :) I'm sure she's glad that her daughter-in-law loves plants as much as she does (Since her son.. not so. Haha)My mum also puts some artificial plants in her garden, and when I'm asked to water the plants.. I water the artificial ones too (Coz I can't tell the difference).

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  10. Your m-i-l has her finger on the right button where growing plants is concerned! Her plants are awesome especially the white and green variegated aralia!

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  11. Anonymous, thanks for pointing out that aralia ;-)

    Hocking Hills Gardener, Garden Girl, upon checking the plant is Polyscias 'Dwarf Variegated' from the Araliaceae family.

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  12. i spied some bonsai-do they need to be trim occasionally?

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  13. A beautiful and healthy garden:) I like the containers too.

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  14. foodbin, I am not familiar with bonsai as I have not grown one before. I was told it is good to start with a small and inexpensive one first. Good luck!

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  15. Your mother-in-law ought to be congratulated ... what a happy, healthy looking container garden! She has the greenthumb, the green index and the green pinkie!!

    Just love her variegated aralia ... it's a stunner. Thanks for sharing, Stephanie.

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  16. Stephanie, your mother-in-law has a beautiful garden. All the plants look very healthy and they are neatly arranged. I can see the hard work she has put in and the love she has for her garden. Cheers to this great gardener!

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  17. What a wonderful colourful plants, love the 3rd picture - it look like a varigated white leaf plant. Well its a good thing that your mother in law loves plants and have a lovely garden. Im sure both of you can share & exchange plants.

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  18. Hi,

    Very wonderful assortment of collages, enjoyed them ALL!

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  19. Such a beautiful display of plants, Steph.

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  20. very cute with all these small pots!
    but what a lot of work!

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  21. Thanks for all your compliments! My mother-in-law would be very happy when she finds out that so many of you like her garden :-D

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