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Monday, December 6, 2010

Gotta love those house plants.....

Hello everyone... A wild and windy day here today... Not a  speck of snow, though... They are getting it in other parts but ours is all gone and nothing but rain.  Personally, I think that is a good thing..
I am sorry for not posting .  I have kind of been down for the count the last couple of weeks.  I guess I will be for a bit more but that is fine.  At least I know I am on the mend... Enough said... If you know me you remember I dislike medical stuff... LOL..
Besides that God is good and He is faithful...
Since I haven't been getting out much (a drive here and there)  I have been in my sewing room trying to make a few things... I love my sewing room... It is actually on the back of the house and looks out on the deck and backyard.  I have some of my plants on the window ledge... There are a lot of windows and they seem to thrive in that room...
I thought I would mention the benefits of house plants.  I know every blog is involved with Christmas so I guess this is a change...lol...I wish I had a Christmas cactus... oh well.... 
There are several websites quoting the great advantages that plants bring to our homes but I will mention a few that seem good to me..... 
They increase creativity....

They can provide healing.... The gel in the aloe vera is wonderful on burns..... Just slice the leaf and place it on the burn....
That wee plant is a dolphin plant.  It has wee red blooms that look exactly like a dolphin..I have been growing this for a whole year and it has just started doing well....

They reduce stress....

They improve the air quality in our homes...

They help control humidity....

They improve the quality of life....


They improve your health...like when you put herbs in your cooking...
Or use them to make salves, etc...

Not as important but they do add to your decorating...
Color and texture...

Terry had to go up to our old farm to get some boughs and little trees to decorate outside ..
Sammi was helping.....lol...
 I went aong for the drive and look what I found growing even after all the snow that we have had...
Johnny Jump-ups.... Aren't they darling?
I brought them home as I knew they would cheer me up...lol...

Are you girls already for the Season?  Hopefully this week I will be able to do some more puttering... lol...

Thank you for visiting and have a lovely week...
May God bless and keep you...
Hugs....



5 comments:

  1. I love your house plants, wish I had a green thumb, whenever I bring a plant indoors I invariably kill it off - they are better off growing outside under God's perfect care. Hope you are feeling better!

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  2. I love plants but I can't seem to help but kill them! Thanks for the decorating tip **, maybe I'll try a few in my craft room- maybe some cactus then watering them wouldn't be a problem ;0)

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  3. Faye, I'm so sorry you're still not feeling well, but I'm sending prayers and a hug your way and I hope you'll be 100 percent soon.
    I love your house plants- I remember my grandmother kept an aloe vera plant in her house. Some of those I wasn't familiar with- very neat to learn something new!

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  4. Faye,good to know you are on the mend! sorry it has been a ruff week. You certainly have a green thumb!

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  5. Hi Faye!
    Sorry to hear you aren't feeling well. I hope it is something that will pass soon!

    How nice to have your geraniums to remind you of summer, and going outside!
    Hugs,
    Dale

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