How to keep happy houseplants

I’ve always had houseplants. But I’m pleased to say that I now have houseplants that are happy. I’ve never had good light for them any of the places we’ve lived. So I’m thankful that I have plenty of windows with good light.

Scroll through the photos below to see what make some of my current favorites happy.

My Tulips and Muscari started popping up in January so I brought them in for some winter blooms.

This was my Grandmother’s Angel Wing Begonia. I’ve had it for at least 12 years and it’s never bloomed once. Imagine my excitement when it bloomed this year. I’m so glad that it’s happy in this east window with the early morning light.


These are my beautiful geraniums that I brought in for the winter. Their blooms are so cheerful. I’m wintering the rest in the chilly attic until it’s warm enough to put them back outside.

This is one of my newest plants. I love the variegated foliage. I need to learn more about it. I can’t wait to get to know it better.

I love these primroses paired with the variegated leaves. I added my baby spider plants in the center for vertical interest. I think this basket turned out so cute. I can’t wait to put it outside when it gets warmer and see how it does.

Pretty primroses. I tried these last year and they all died. I think I waited too long to set them out. Hoping for better results this year.


These are my orchids. My sister gave me most of these. I’ve found they like this shaded south facing window best.


My violets. My grandmother gave me my first violet. These are my favorite plants and the easiest ones to care for. All they want is steady diffused light and not to have wet roots. Mine are blooming happily in this north facing window. I’m so glad they love this spot. They are so nice to look at in my kitchen window while I’m doing dishes.


Such beautiful blooms.


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