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Foliage Follow-Up

Scented geranium

I don’t have any unusual foliage, but I had to participate in Foliage Follow-Up this time because of all the vigorous growth I have seen over the past month. The days are longer and the plants have woken up. My scented geraniums are full of new foliage.

This pelargonium is from  a cutting I took. I think I’ll move it to a regular pot  in a couple of weeks.

Jade tree

This jade tree is over 20 years old, but last winter I left it in an unheated room that was no longer getting escaped heat from the living room.  The new insulation kept us warmer, but the jade tree was badly frozen and damaged. I was ready to toss it, but my husband said it was too historic.  I cut it back and look at it now. Lots of new branches and glossy fat foliage.  It lives in our semi-heated bedroom.

Jasmine

This graceful jasmine loves being outside in the summer  and puts out lots of growth. In the fall I bring it into my semi-heated Sitting Room where it slowly goes to sleep and shrivels. But  look now!  New growth at the tips of some branches.  Still I’ll have to give it a good trim in the spring before it gets back its full strength.

I still have a couple of pots of daffodils that are all foliage. I wonder if they will bloom before the daffodils in the garden?

Pam Penick at Digging has lots more foliage.  Thanks, Pam

10 comments to Foliage Follow-Up

  • Lisa at Greenbow

    It is fun to have all this foliage inside for the winter. It reminds you that summer will return. HFF.

  • Pat

    Lisa – More snow this morning. Real snow, not just a flurry. Spring, where are you?

  • Weren’t you smart to give your jade plant a haircut and then wait and see. You have beautiful foliage plants to get you through to spring. Thanks for sharing them!

  • That’s a heart-breaking story (with a happy ending) re: the jade plant. So glad its making a comeback – one always needs to have plants around that have their own personal family history.

  • I adore the scented geraniums! I have one and I am now going to go over and snip a leaf!

  • Your scented geraniums are looking great! I didn’t overwinter any this year because they always get so many dried up leaves on them, and then shed all over. Now, I’m sad that I don’t have any, though. Your jade made a nice recovery.

  • Indoor plants really get a lot of attention this time of year when we still have to wait to play in the dirt, right? Thanks for the nice show of greenery…I’ve never known a 20-yr-old jade plant, has yours ever bloomed? I’ve seen pics of them blooming in Calif. and was amazed.

  • Cutting back a jade tree? I might try to do that to my plant since it is leggy and doesn’t look good. Thanks for the idea!

  • I actually got an amaryllis to rebloom last month so I’m excited about those strappy leaves from the new bulb. You remind me that I love scented geraniums. Gotta get one this year.

  • Pat

    The jade tree is a wonder. My daughter kept it through our sojourns in China. It got heavier on one side and nearly tipped it out of its pot, but judicious pruning solves that problem. I takes pruning well, AND it does bloom! Occasionally.

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