Martin D. Goodkin


Martin D. Goodkin
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Gay, Poor Old Man

Home & Garden > It's Magic!!!

It's Magic!!!

A year ago today I posted basically the same picture but these are all new. Every morning I walk out of my bedroom (no light in there for flowers to bloom! LOL) into my living room, kitchen, bathroom and see blooms of Holiday Cactus, Begonias, Geraniums, white pepper blossoms if not actual peppers. Yellow Cuban plant blooms in the inside of the entrance of my front door. When I have been out whether I come in through the front or back door I am hit with red, white, yellow and pink blooms.

People compliment me on my 'green thumb' but I don't have one. All I have is good lighting and, as I like to joke, I threaten them to bloom or I'll see and they start popping up right away!

Sadly none of these flowers have an aroma or if they do not a strong one. Maybe in 2021 I'll start looking for indoor Lilacs, Roses and other flowers that have an aroma and bloom indoors---any suggestions???

Until then I am going to start trimming the big mother Holiday Cactus plant, picture 2, and start growing more like the 'baby' I started last year--see pictures 1 and 4.

I might, if they have them, in February/March, buy some of the bulbs that The Dollar Tree usually has for sale.

posted on Nov 21, 2020 2:06 PM ()


My avocado plant is doing swimmingly! I'm so please. This never goes well and now it is.
comment by jerms on Nov 24, 2020 9:25 AM ()
I had 2 avocados plants from pits and replanted them out in our backyard and they were doing beautiful--reached 8 feet and then the new owners came in and cut them down!!! ARGH!!!!
reply by greatmartin on Nov 24, 2020 10:03 AM ()
Now I'm wondering about aromatic blooming houseplants - whether there is something about being outdoors that causes plants to have an odor. With winter coming, I put some of my outside herbs into pots and brought them inside. There is one plant that I don't know what it is, keep hoping it will bloom so maybe I can identify it. It doesn't look like a weed, but doesn't have an herbal odor. If it lives through the winter, I'll replant it outside next spring and see what happens.
comment by traveltales on Nov 24, 2020 7:26 AM ()
I am thinking of trying a gardenia plant!!
reply by greatmartin on Nov 24, 2020 10:03 AM ()
Last time I looked my Christmas cactus isn't close to doing anything. It looked like it wasn't all that alive so I gave it some water which runs right through. I'll have to take a look in the morning in better light.
comment by jjoohhnn on Nov 21, 2020 3:36 PM ()
I water mine once a week--it is a cactus!!
reply by greatmartin on Nov 21, 2020 8:19 PM ()

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