Saturday, January 7, 2012

Cyclamen and Cilantro Glow

A friend gave me this red cyclamen at Christmas time, and I put it on our kitchen windowsill, where the sunlight illuminates it and the glow brightens the room. Yesterday I bought six cilantro plants, and put two in pots and added them to the sill. I planted the other 4 outdoors in containers.
What plants do you have in your kitchen?

42 comments:

farmlady said...

That Cyclamen is so beautiful. Love the combination of the Cyclamen and the Cilantro. Just lovely.

I have a Begonia that someone gave me. Can't wait for it to bloom. I also have an unnamed succulent that I brought back from my cousins years ago. It was beautiful in her house but it struggles here. She passed away a few years back and I keep it because it reminds me of the struggle she went through with Brain Cancer and it's the only thing I have that was hers.
Kind of silly when it always looks sad, but I can't throw it out.
I use to have lots of African Violets but they are gone too. I find outdoor gardening is best for me.
But, I was thinking, the other day, that I would love to have a Peace Lily in the house again. I love them and they do well here.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Your cyclamen is beautiful and I love cilantro!! Don't have much luck trying to grow either. =(

I have an african violet and my collection of succulents and two snake (mother-in-law tongues) plants in the kitchen to winter.

My violet it always there... blessings ~ tanna

audrey said...

Terra,
Your plants are beautiful, as is your blog. I have too many plants in my kitchen to begin naming them all ~ a table in the corner filled and a bench along the windows.
I want to thank you for your kind visits to my blog so often. I appreciate your visits and your comments.
I must make a habit of returning here. I've missed so much. Thank you, also, for the "hugs".
I look forward to visiting your other blog, too, Terra.
I hadn't thought about a word for the year, but since you brought it to my attention, the first thing that came to mind for me is "passion", so that will be my word for the year.
Have a wonderful Sunday!!
♥ audrey

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I don't have any plants in my home...the sun is just too strong in the summer...If I had sun shades...I could do it...so I will just enjoy yours!!

defaziolinda said...

I have a blooming amarylis and a budding orchid on the windowsill. my kitty eats most of the plants we put out, but now she is too old to get on the higher places, so she just looks longingly at them! She is such a sweet cat though.
Blessings, Linda

Debby@Just Breathe said...

So pretty. I have a pink poinsettia on my kitchen table. I don't have a window by my sink.

Lona said...

Your cyclamen is just gorgeous. I love them. It must be nice to be able to garden about all year long. Have a wonderful week Terra.

rosaria said...

Herb plants, and an eggplant plant that is still fighting!
Now, I want a cyclamen plant!

Blondie's Journal said...

How pretty the cyclamen is! It's a nice pop of color in your kitchen!

My sill is too small to have a plant on it, but I do have a garden window in our bedroom and I have a lavender plant in there that is doing well...I have my fingers crossed!

XO,
Jane

Daisy said...

Your cyclamen is so pretty! The only plant I have inside right now is a poinsettia. I don't usually do very well with indoor plants, but this one is doing well so far.

Maple Lane said...

Your sunny window with the plants is so pretty. I would love to have some African Violets but my cats won't leave plants alone!!!

We saw fresh picked cilantro at the roadside stand a week ago. It is delicious in salsa.

Have a good Monday!

Nancy said...

Hi, thank for coming over to my blog and joining; I joined your as well....

Your cyclamen is beautiful.....I have a dish garden full of different plants someone gave me years ago...

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

What a gorgeous plant! I wish I had something growing in my kitchen.

lemonverbenalady said...

I have 2 Thanksgiving/Easter cacti. Two ornamental peppers and a wild looking Cuban oregano plant. I'll have to post photos some day! They are all wild looking!

Leann said...

Hi

Love that bright red cyclamen! I just move (2) Christmas cactus to my kitchen window and have snippets from a wondering jew rooting in a jar on the other sill.

Happy New Year!
Leann

Betty Overstreet said...

HI Terra, thanks so much for visiting me on my blog. I am looking forward to reading more of your blog. Love the Cyclamen, I have seen lots in the stores this week and plan to get some for my home. They are so beautiful. I would love for you to stop in to visit me again soon!

Betty Overstreet said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! Love your cyclamen, planning to buy some soon. The stores here are full of them.

Ginny said...

Thank you for visiting my blog! Did you take the peacock picture? so pretty! I don't have any plants in my kitchen, but I love snapping ones outside to show on my blog, I am a flower lover! Did you know about the RCA dog, Nipper, who you have pictured? After his master died, he went to live with his master's brother, who played recordings of his dead brother's voice. The little dog would sit in front of the speaker with his head tilted like that really listening to his master's voice!

Bovey Belle said...

Currently a Cyclamen in a fierce Fuschia pink, and also in pink, a Christmas bowl of Hyacinths which are just coming into bloom. Gives a pretty corner to the kitchen and I can appreciate them every time I do the washing up.

Your Cyclamen and Cilantro look lovely.

Debbie said...

Beautiful!
I have a brown thumb, but I have actually managed to keep two ivies alive in mine.

I love plants in a kitchen. I wish I were not plant dunce.

High Heeled Life said...

Gorgeous!! I love fresh flowers in our home. And to be able to clip fresh herbs for cooking is priceless!! xo HHL

Buttercup said...

Your cyclamen is lovely! I've got just one plant that we had in our house when I was growing up. Not sure of the name, but blessedly it survives in any environment and is still going strong.

Jane The Booklady said...

Hello Terra and thank you for visiting my blog, it's lovely to visit yours!
Its such a beautiful photograph of the light and the cyclamen.
My window sill has a collection of herbs, in old terracotta pots, balenced on old saucers and a bit wobbly!
I have sweet Mint and Basil and a rather sad looking Parsley, oh and some Garlic cloves that started to sprout,which I'm now growing for their tasty leaves! Jane x

Rebecca said...

Oh girl...I love Cilantro.

I do not have a green thumb but I also have a bit of Cilantro and a tiny African Violet I'm willing (and praying!) will grow. I also have English Ivy everywhere. I love the green and the life I see in it!

xoRebecca

Patty said...

What a beautiful red plant. I have only one flower, live, in the house. It's an African violet. It's been tipped over so many times, but the sweet little things keeps right on blooming after I repot it. Seems no matter where I try to sit it, either the cat or someone runs into it. So far where it's at now seems to be a good spot. Thanks for your visit. Happy (Belated) New Year.

Amrita said...

I don 't have plants in my kitchen, but I have plenty in my garden

Joyful Noise for a Joyful Life said...

A sweet shamrock that blooms for me all year round.

Mark Norkaitis said...

Love your blog! Im now a follower!

Mark @ Room363

Nezzy said...

None...all my plants are outside plants. I know...it's sad.

Seems with the fireplace and the propane heat indoor plants just don't thrive for me.

Yours are just beautiful!!!

God bless ya and have a fantastic week sweetie!!! :o)

LadyCat said...

Love the beautiful red of the cyclamen. We don't have any plants indoors now.

koralee said...

How beautiful are these...love love that colour. Happy mid week to you dear one. xoxxoo

a woman who is said...

Cyclamen's are one of the few potted flowering plants I can keep alive. Indoor plants have to be tough to survive my neglect. These plants seem to do that amazingly well. Hmmm I need a white one...it is so time for fresh green foliage around here. Snow storm heading my way tomorrow!

Olive Cooper said...

It is beautiful. I have an ivy topiary and ivy in an urn. Thanks bunches for visiting me. When spring comes along I will start showing flowers. hugs♥Olive

Rebecca said...

Thank you for visiting me today Miss T! Always a JOY to have you! I LOVE YOUR SMILE!

xoRebecca

Maple Lane said...

Stopping by to wish you a nice weekend.

Red Rose Alley said...

Hello,
I visited your blog today - I saw you on 'Art, Books, Tea.' What beautiful flowers these are. As I was scrolling down, I noticed that your posts are simple and sweet, two things which I love. Me and my daughters started a blog, and we would love it if you could visit us and follow. I would enjoy coming back to visit with you. Your blog is cheerful to me, and I am leaving here today with a smile. I hope to hear from you, and have a lovely evening. Oh, I also love Bob Dylan.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

xinex said...

I love both cyclamen and cilantro, Terra. I moved a lot of plants in the kitchen before I left. I wonder if they are still alive. I have been gone since a month ago...Christine

Pondside said...

Before all the building took place around here it was quite common to find cyclamen growing wild in the woods. So beautiful!

Scotkat said...

Nice Cyclamen on your window sill.

I keep orchids on my window sill.

Deanna said...

Great post! I have a potato that I am trying to get to grow... I have peppers and onions... Getting ready to go outside... Keep up the good work..

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Your cyclamen is absolutely beautiful,
I love that shade of red.

You have a lovely blog here.

Thanks for visiting me, I appreciate you taking the time.

Wishing you a happy Tuesday ♥

Fiona

Annesphamily said...

I need some herbs in my kitchen window sill. My middle daughter had an aloe vera plant. But she forgot about it! It died a sad death! I will probably buy her a new one and I will care for it!