Wednesday, July 22, 2009

When Treeless, Grow Your Own!

Susan at A Southern Daydreamer is the gracious hostess for Outdoor Wednesday. Life has become complex for her these days, but she still takes the time to provide Mr. Linky for those of us who are interested. Participants post pictures of anything that they might find outdoors. Come join in.

You may remember when I shared about my new rental and the pretty plant I placed by the door. I asked Blogland to identify it for me, and Mrs. Magpie told me that it is an Anthurium. Well, it looked a bit lonely to me.

Since I love palms, I decided that there was a perfect spot on the porch for an Areca palm.

The little porch looks so much better with the plant and the palm sitting in their matching red pots. They DO match, but the film doesn't show that.


See how happy they look? Think of the money we'll save by buying small and growing it ourselves.

Why, by the time my house is done, the palm may be six or seven feet tall! LOL


53 comments:

Southern Lady said...

What a cheerful way to welcome your guests, Sally. Your palm should thrive there and will be so pretty in your new house.

By the way, I can't believe what a beautiful job the repairman did restoring your cabinet. He is truly a master craftsman and you were lucky to find him.

Darla said...

It does make the entryway more inviting.

Patti VZ said...

Yes, the palm is a nice addition, but I certainly hope it will not take that long for your house to be ready!

Judi said...

Hi Sally
Well now that does look better. Silly you you'll have to stay there another month or two longer for it to get that big..*s*...*hugs*

Glad you have adjusted to your temporary home...I sure hope they are getting around to building your home too...
have a lovely day
Judi

sara said...

seriously, the palm can grow that fast? or will it take that long for the house to be done?

both plants look great!

artis1111 said...

Girl, are you excited about picking out everything, and decorating the new house? I would be moving things in my head all the time till it is done. Have a great day! Kathy

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

How exciting that would be. A baby palm no more it will be. It takes years, yes? But I bet you'll be very proud to bring it with you already grown into you new home :-)

Li

squawmama said...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday Sally... your little plant & palm tree are so cute sitting on your little porch... and I know they will look great sitting at your beautiful new home when it is finally finished... Have a great day!!!

(((HUGS)))
Donna

April said...

Such a perfect addition! Hopefully, it won't take THAT long for your house to get done!

Barbara said...

Sally, love the pots and of course the plants too. It really brightens up your porch.

Roy and I were trying to come down to florida, but all our timeshares were full when we could come.

Happy Wednesday,
Barbara

Hootin' Anni said...

I couldn't agree with you more. Saving money is the way to go! And such an attractive area you've created.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment for me today.

Love Bears All Things said...

All that's missing is a chair and table. Lovely place to sit and look out at the world. These do dress up the porch though. I love the red pots.
Mama Bear

Becky K. said...

A very sweet duo.

Florida does get to grow the best palm trees!

We definitely can't grow them here in PA.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, Sally! You caught me totally off guard with that last statement, LOL! I sure hope your house will be built long before the palm grows to be like its big brother there.

You are so funny! But I do love your palm, your anthurium, and their red pots. What... no blue??? ;-)

XO,

Sheila :-)

Loren said...

Sally,

It looks so nice and inviting and I am a red girl so i LOVE the red!!! can't wait to watch it grow :)

Coloradolady said...

The plants really add a special welcoming touch to your porch. I love the palm. Really softens the look.

Eleanor said...

I love your new header! It is stunning and I think your new garden entrance is looking very good. My mother always grew anthirriums as a glamourous indorr plant. I m pleased you are settling in.

Barbara H. said...

Very nice! I like how the blooms of one and the planter of the other complement each other.

Blondie's Journal said...

So it looks like you are already shopping for the new house (at least the landscaping!).

Love palms. We have two on our patio that we bring indoors for the winter. They give us a "tropical" feel!!

xoxo
Jane

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

Love the palm Sally! Yep lots of my garden is from seeds or starter plants!
All I can say is You "GROW" Girl!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Fertilizer, maybe that's the answer...and the housebuilding just seems to take forever...it will get done and just dream of all the great posts you'll get from the entire building, landscaping,decorating and moving again posts!!!!
Happy OW!!!

Susie Q said...

Such a pretty way to brighten your porch! I wish I could grow a palm here!
Love,
Sue

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Sally, Love that new Palm. It looks so good on your porch.

Are they still saying that they will have your house completed by Christmas?????? I know that you have had a lots of rain--so I'm sure they are behind. Do you have any dates written in your contract????

Hugs,
Betsy

Regina said...

Nice one!

Happy outdoor Sally.
Regina

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

It looks great... does it really grow that fast??
Love the red pot!
Diane

Brenda said...

Always nice to be greeted by a friendly plant at the door! I too love palms. I have sago palms and a fan palm. They grow well here in East Texas.
Brenda

bj said...

I love how you are making your apartment living seem like 'home'..your sweet spirit shines thru every thing you do, Smiling Sally.

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

Your apartment is looking great! I love that red pot with your palm. Thanks for sharing and have a great Wednesday.

Charla

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Go palm! Great job!

Christi

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I bet you hope it doesn't take that long to finish your house! What pretty red flower pots. laurie

Cathy said...

I love your pretty plants, Sally.

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Miricle grow works wonders and here good luck sending for your home to be done soon!

TTFN~~Claudia ♥

Fifi Flowers said...

I hope it goes by quickly.. but if not you will have a well established tree to plant at your new home!

imjacobsmom said...

Sally, Your plant did look a little bit lonely and that palm was a great touch! WE FINALLY had some rain here. That really makes a difference. Everything looks so lush and green now. ~ Robyn

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Sally, I love palms . I have one but I don't know the name of it.I know it sure has some sharp stickers on it ! I bring it in the winter.It sure is a slow grower !

Mary said...

The palm really looks lovely in that spot. I hope you're in your new home long before this guy grows.

Dixie said...

it's the little touches that make a house a home... even if it's a temporary home...

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Sally,
I just emailed you my address. The first time it didn't go through but I think it did this time.

Blessings,
Sandi

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Sally,
There must be glitch somewhere because my message isn't getting through to your account. I've tried sending it several times through both my accounts and you're not receiving it. Any suggestions?

Clif said...

I started not to leave a comment today but then I noticed that my comment from yesterday is not here. OOPS! I said I like Palm trees.

Lorrie said...

I love having plants near the door, it's very welcoming to visitors. That palm tree will be great in your new yard. You'll have to let us know how big it is when you transplant it.

Charli and me said...

Good evening Sally, Your porch looks so inviting with your pretty flower and lovely palm. I hope you have had a happy day ♥

Darlene said...

Those look great sitting on the patio!!

Melissa Wertz said...

Great idea and you can enjoy it now and later.

I have something for you. Stop by my blog when you get a chance and pick it up!

jeanne said...

Hello Sally, I am so glad you stopped by today. You sure surprised me with your visit and all of the French names for red. Very clever Sally and I loved your comment for names. Lots to think about.

Your plants/tree look very inviting in front of your door. I know you are already decorating your new home in your head. I always did that and we have built 4 new homes in the past.

I never want to move again. We are still in Kansas and I can't wait to go home. We are having a busy and fun time though.

Have a wonderful day.

Hugs...Jeanne

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sally, are you okay??? I haven't seen you post on your blog in a couple of days, and I got concerned. Hope all is well...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Tootsie said...

not me man...I murder palms almost before i get them home. The air is too dry here!
have a great weekend!

Tootsie said...

not me man...I murder palms almost before i get them home. The air is too dry here!
have a great weekend!

Sharon said...

Dear Sally
I just happened to come by your blog and I started reading alot of it. I sure did enjoy it.
I think your plants out from look just great there. It does look homey.
I hope you don't mind but I'd like to put you on my list.
I enjoy so much reading new blogs.
God Bless.

xinex said...

I like the palm, Sally. I bought 2 also to put by the pool...Christine

Cindy said...

The entry looks so inviting. Very pretty.
Cindy

Patti VZ said...

Sally, nothing for two days now??? Everything okay? Hope you are "in the pink" tomorrow again! :)

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

What a pretty idea! Will the palm really grow that fast??? ☺ Diane