The First Plants to Come In

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I’ve been bringing my plants inside recently. Some have come in and gone out to coincide with fluctuating temperatures, but the group you see here (photographed yesterday) are most likely in for good. By next week that windowsill will be stuffed with at least 2 more plants.

They are (left to right): ‘Variegata’ hot pepper, variegated Cuban oregano, a succulent whose name escapes me, Agave americana ‘Mediopicta Alba’, and Echeveria nodulosa (flowering!).

Gayla Trail
Gayla is a writer, photographer, and former graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, cooking, and preserving.

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7 thoughts on “The First Plants to Come In

  1. Yes! It is Kalanchoe orgyalis. I was rushing against the clock to write this post and get out the door for an appointment and could not bring it up so had to let it go. I love the rust-coloured, velvety leaves.

  2. I see the hot pepper container does not have a drip saucer. Is that just for a good-looking picture reason? If not, I’m curious how do you control excess moisture without drip holes?

  3. Aija: It’s an awkward shape and size. I hadn’t figured out a solution to it by the time I took the photo. I’ve been watering it in the sink and letting it drain thoroughly before putting it back on the sill.

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