Kitchen Window

Stunning Schlumbergera

Stunning Schlumbergera

When we remodeled our kitchen nearly a decade ago, we enlarged the kitchen window.  Not only is it wider and taller, it’s also deeper.  I’ve kept things growing there ever since.  It’s the perfect spot for plants, with indirect light, kitchen humidity and absolutely no excuse to forget to water the plants.

plants in the window

Trio of plants on the kitchen windowsill

Many of my houseplants outgrew their small pots and no longer fit in the window.  These Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera cultivar) are another story.  They like cramped roots and require very little care.  The plant in the center is new, but the plant on the right is 17 years old.  I gave it to my husband for Christmas, one year. He’s always been a fan of these pretty plants.  The plant on the left  side of the window was a house-warming gift and is now ten.

soft pink bud

Soft pink bud

I think it’s finally time to re-pot.  I’ve been searching for just the right vessel but without much luck.  The pots I like are either too small, too large, missing a hole in the bottom, etc.  You know the drill.

I decided to buy three clay pots and try my hand at decoupage.  Last year I added gold leaf to my outdoor clay pots with pleasing results.  It was also a lot of fun.

I saved the ‘wrapper’ from a pair of  hydrangea  with this project in mind.  It has a pretty, watercolor affect and it’s durable.  In fact, the wrapper is made from rock.  Pretty cool, eh?

Like a lot of things I want to do, but haven’t tried before, I’ve been procrastinating.  Now it’s time to get to it.  I hope they turn out well.

Do you procrastinate when you’re afraid to try something new?