Friday, October 21, 2011

Reality Strikes Again!

Once again linking with . . .
 Mockingbird HillCottage
My house came with a greenhouse attached to the back of the house, as well as some (huge) tropical plants. The house also came with Ben (who lives nearby, hacks back the underbrush, piles firewood and carries plants out for the summer and in for the winter. After heating the greenhouse last winter, I had a jaw-dropping moment (hour, week!) when receiving my final heating bill for the season.
The result is that I have decided not to heat the greenhouse this winter (just enough to keep the pipes from freezing), Sooooo . . . all the plants are now in with me. Thus, this weeks Reality Shot:
Um, yes. there is now a jungle in my dining room/studio.
Banana plants trying to crawl out the skylights.
And every available window is crammed with plants!
Maybe I should just decorate them  . . . a Christmas tree seems rather redundant.
Love, Linda


  1. oh boy - that is a big 'reality' change. Fortunate for the plants that you have good window light and skylights.
    - Joy

  2. This is an exotic Reality Shot! Love those gorgeous plants but I totally understand the crazy costs of heating a greenhouse!

    Thanks so much for joining us this week.


  3. You're living in a jungle!
    Great to see you thinking outside the box, who needs a pine tree for Christmas anyway?