The first thing I noticed was my grapevine had fresh new leaves. I forgot to take it indoors this fall and the plant suffered a very cold night outdoors. When I finally got around to bringing it indoors it lost all the leaves. I tucked it away in the window – well hidden behind the curtains. Well – the plant refused to die and now it has all these lovely fresh green leaves! I will plant it in something larger this year and hope it will grow and become stronger!
The ivy is from last year. I had thrown it away in the compost bin, but luckily it was kind of laying there in the damp grass in a corner. I was tidying up and found it had new small leaves so I rescued it and put it back in a pot. The plant said thank you and rewarded with me with many more lovely fresh leaves.
The olive three suffered the same cold night on the terrace together with the grapevine. Coming into the warm living room it sadly lost most of the leaves. These are now growing again – and my olive tree is now facing a new summer on my terrace.
The geraniums are showing signs of wakening up again and are now producing new leaves. I have had these plants for years and they grow bigger every year. The flower with a pale pink flower – we call then Queen Ingrid or Märbacka here – but unfortunately I do not the English name for them.
I have to admit that it is my husband who has the green fingers in out house. He insists that you need to breath on, and talk to the plants to make them happy. I have been listening many times behind the door, but so far I have not been able to hear what secrets they have together…..