Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Impatiens

We hang impatiens plants on the garage doors during the warm weather. Until last year, I'd always assumed that impatiens is strictly an outdoor annual.
Last fall, we brought the plants into the house to keep them from dying in the first frost while there were still a lot of blooms on them. All winter long, they kept growing and blooming by a kitchen window. They were way too tall to be used as hanging plants again but they've spent the summer outside on the stone wall. They are still alive although they stopped producing flowers after they were put outside.
No buds appeared until last week.
A new bud and a flower.

6 comments:

Madi and Mom said...

Hi Bette, I didn't know they would survive inside either....good job. Is it a New Guinea Imp?
Hope you are all perking along at your house,
Madi and Mom

countryliving said...

I can't grow any plants indoors except maybe an aloe vera plant......
You did good!

Gizzy's Mom said...

Evidently there is a problem with the "save" function as I cannot make my text larger. I apologize.

RILEY AND STAR said...

Hi Gizzy,

Gee, you could give us some garening tips.... Just boootiful!

I'm having a birthday party and I hope you can come or I will be sad.

Luv,
Star.

JackDaddy said...

I found that my impatiens had to have just the exact amount of water and shade to really bloom well!

Needless to say, I never got them to bloom well!

Dory and the Mama said...

I have not been able to get a good batch of impatiens to bloom (or LIVE even) since moving to Texas...In NJ I had them blooming from Spring until Fall..

Another reason I miss the Northeast. Well, until January anyway...;-)

Beth