27.3.13

lack of light

Sometimes the sun makes it through the thick layer of clouds.
I bought few baby plants from a garden centre,
the choice is a bit boring though, big yawn...
I found that 1950's plant holder a little while ago
I finally decided to sand it down and keep it natural. 
My poor Pachira Aquatica is recovering, 
it just needed more water and more light. 
Apparently when the lower leaves dry and fall 
it's because the lack of light. I lack light too :)
I also bought on-line a Ceropegia woodii (string of hearts),
it's the first time I purchased a plant on the web, 
I wonder if it's a good thing.,
but you cannot find that plant anywhere around here.
Good night.


Renilde's potholders in the webshop.











21 comments:

Kaylovesvintage said...

oh I love your midmodern plantholder,very cool

Bichos da Matos said...

I'm desesperate for light too...here it's been raining for ages.Where are you spring?Good night:)

P R I M O E Z A said...

i think the plants are lovely. i like the stand too. wishing you some sun soon!

afternibbin. said...

I love your potholder, definitely best kept natural.

Janis said...

Huh, I never thought of ordering plants through the internet... I can't image how they would be packaged and mailed :^) Let us know! Curious, did you try ordering it through your nursery first? By the way - LOVE that plant. Have fun!

Kylie Hunt said...

They look so beautiful in the light there, Alessandra! I have a 1950s plant stand too, but mine badly needs a sanding down ;) I think you've inspired me - it'll be my easter holidays project! Hope you have a lovely Easter :) Kx

Minna said...

I love that old plant holder, really nice so as the plants. We have light but still too much snow.

WSAKE said...

your plant holder is so lovely... want one, too:)

i got three string of heart plants, they live really long and you can make cuttings very easily.

claude said...

c'est bon de venir se réchauffer le coeur ici :-)

elisa said...

Ciao Alessandra!
Your plant corner is wonderful, and the pot holder is so lovely; I've never seen one here in Italy, I think it's the perfect solution to give plants more relevance. Is the plant in the white vase on the floor a dracena head? I've got a tiny ceropegia woodii and I'm in love with its strings, it's easy to care and I'm going to try cuttings soon. I've also been in search of a string of pearls plant here but they seem to be disappeared; maybe they are on vacation in company of a certain english ceropegia..
;)
Happy spring and fight the grey!

Polly (nice kind of blue) said...

I'm envious of that 50'd plant holder, what a great find! I wish for more light everyday!

querido diário said...

I´m hoping for the weather be more Spring like to get new plants again,there was a storm here in November and everything i had in my terrace flew away or got destroyed!
Your vases seem very well taken care off :)

Evdokia Tsiligiridou said...

not so much sun light
the last days
here too...
it's melanholic...

your plants must be happy
in this beautiful plant holder!

and all this images
of colorful potholders
is a magic thing to watch!

la casita said...

Thank you all! I really enjoyed reading your words :)
X Alessandra

la casita said...

Janis, unfortunately this is not Frisco! the closest nursery is miles away from here! not so easy, this part of England hasn't much that is not high street...sadly...
I'll let you know in which condition the plant arrive.
Elisa, perhaps it has something to do that people has little time to care for plants...sad that in Italy you cannot find more variety! nice to find you here :)

Frances said...

I love the plant holder - beautiful! What a lovely way to get some plant life into the home.

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

I love your plants and stand.

Louise said...

Ah, yes, I feel like my bottom leaves might start falling off soon! Your plant holder is a gem of a find. Thanks for the advice about the shoes, I must grudgingly admit that it looks like they will never be comfortable... :s

la casita said...

Elisa, PS: yes it is a dracena...also the string of pearl is really beautiful, it's on my wish list...good luck with your search and the cuttings!

Lois Henry said...

Thanks for sharing these lovely photos. I too like to fill my living space with what I refer to as my 'green family'. I bought a 'string of hearts' at a local shop near to my office - it is a very good plant shop and very reasonable too. I feel lucky now knowing that these plants are hard to find.

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Cheers for sharing with us.