Moving Plants From the House to the Greenhouse

Posted by Sharkey

As you may know, Martha loves to surround herself with plants and part of her decorating finesse is to adorn the interior of the house with potted plants that grow in the greenhouse.  Yesterday was plant moving day and, as usual, I like to supervise.

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You may wonder why I'm perched here in the back of the Kawasaki with these amazing jade plants.

1 You may wonder why I'm perched here in the back of the Kawasaki with these amazing jade plants.

It's because today, I'm supervising the removal of plants from inside the house.  On weekends, when Martha entertains, she likes to fill the rooms with many gorgeous plants from the greenhouse.

2 It's because today, I'm supervising the removal of plants from inside the house. On weekends, when Martha entertains, she likes to fill the rooms with many gorgeous plants from the greenhouse.

Wilmer, please be careful with that black bat plant.  Martha recently acquired it and it's loaded with unusual flowers.

3 Wilmer, please be careful with that black bat plant. Martha recently acquired it and it's loaded with unusual flowers.

Black bat plant, Tacca chantrieri, is native to Malaysia, India, and East Asia and the flowers resemble a bat in flight.

4 Black bat plant, Tacca chantrieri, is native to Malaysia, India, and East Asia and the flowers resemble a bat in flight.

I wonder what will be coming out next?

5 I wonder what will be coming out next?

It's a pair of lovely topiaries.  Martha is very proud of her topiaries, which get carefully hand-pruned to retain their shape.

6 It's a pair of lovely topiaries. Martha is very proud of her topiaries, which get carefully hand-pruned to retain their shape.

Guys!  I don't know how many more plants will fit back here.  Maybe we should call this a load.

7 Guys! I don't know how many more plants will fit back here. Maybe we should call this a load.

Let's drive these plants to the greenhouse.  Good thing it's not too cold today.  Tropical plants can't tolerate freezing temperatures, even for short spells.

8 Let's drive these plants to the greenhouse. Good thing it's not too cold today. Tropical plants can't tolerate freezing temperatures, even for short spells.

Ryan, back right up to the door for easier unloading.

9 Ryan, back right up to the door for easier unloading.

I don't need to tell you to be careful with that black bat plant, but I'll do so, anyway, just to sound important and mildly annoying.

10 I don't need to tell you to be careful with that black bat plant, but I'll do so, anyway, just to sound important and mildly annoying.

Ryan, the greenhouse is so organized and you take such good care of all the plants.  They've never looked more beautiful!

11 Ryan, the greenhouse is so organized and you take such good care of all the plants. They've never looked more beautiful!

Comments (19)

  • Hello Sharkey,
    I am going to bed but I had to check in on my favorite blog. That bat plant is awesome. Way kool. Love it. Ok, going to bed and then I will go back to yesterdays posts to see what everyone had to say. I can't keep my little peepers open.
    Talk to you all in the morning
    Love,
    Maddox

  • Hi everybody,
    Well, you ladies are hard at work. Our Christmas tree is down & all the boxes are back in the attic. Time to think about springtime?
    It's eye surgery day today. Mimi's nervous & Papa is concerned. I trust Dr. Becky.
    Til tomorrow.
    Your pal,
    Rebel

  • Good Morning F & S

    Moving plants? Boring........ How about a nice blog on critters on the farm, chasing a furball, eating stink bugs that is almost as bad as posting a picture of the dreaded BATH!! I must say your mom has a bunch of different plants, I bet some of that potting soil is tasty. Now that would be a nice picture both of you having a snack on some dirt ;)

    Maddox do you ever sleep? Some of the times on your posts are amazing! I could never keep my eyes open that late.

    Well I have to cut it short mom has an early meeting.

    Zoe

  • Hello Girls & Glue Squad Buddies,
    It is a balmy 2 degrees at the moment. Loving looking at all your greenhouse plants. Mom's are just a few orchids. Holy, moly Batman I love that Batplant. Sharkey, you are lucky to get to help supervise. Looks like the paw is healing well, unless this photo was before the paw incident. I took a sun bath in 10 degree weather yesterday. Mom and Dad keep calling me in, so I don't get too cold, but I loooove it. Mom says someday when I hold still long enough, a DNA test is in the works. Thanks everyone for the birthday dates for our album, keep'um coming.

    Now for the most important thing of the day---we all need to hold special thoughts for our buddy Rebel as he is in eye surgery today. Rebel, you are very brave and lucky to have Mimi, Papa, and Dr. Becky taking care of you. If Rebel is out of surgery while The Daily Wag is still going, Mimi or Papa could you let the Glue Squad know how he is? We will all be checking back in and out in concern. Mom and I both send you lots of hugs and love little buddy, and I know with Ruby girl thinking about you, it will be a GEM of a surgery day and things will go great.
    Love & licks,
    Ruby

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    I know just how you feel about Martha’s plants. My Mommy has some plants which have to be brought inside when the temps are down below the 40’s. For the past four days, they have been outside enjoying the warm air of midwinter. In a few days it will be below the 40’s at night so, back in for the plants. While she has the door opened, I watch for the cat to make sure it doesn’t come inside. Boy could we have a chase inside the house. Just think of the things we could knock over. Then again I had not better think about it; could land me in the doghouse again. Hehehehehe
    Catch you later, Kirby.

  • Hi F,S,&GK+ Glue Squad, Sharkey, you sure did a great job helping Wilmer and Ryan move Martha's beautiful plants back to the warm greenhouse! I love all of these great photos and you look so darling! Your paw must be better now with no bandage on it! I always love seeing everything you, Franny, and GK love to do at the farm!!! Maddox, hope you got some good sleep and will check on you later! Rebel, my prayers are with you and I'm sure that Dr. Becky will do a great job on your eyes today! Stay safe, buddy! Zoe, you sure do like strange things! Ruby, I know that it is really cold there in Colorado and you are lucky that Mom and Dad bring you inside to warm you up sometimes! It is still in the 20s and 30s here, also! Hi to Cora-Belle, Gail, Kirby, Delia and Kitty, Sonya, Missy Chow, Baby favor, Abby and JD, Malcom, and any other buddies I may have forgotten! Sure hope all of you are doing well and having a great day! Love, Dudley Do Right XOXOXO+

  • Glad to see you out and about without your bandage on Sharkey. Hope your paw is fully healed again. You need a cute little sweater that says 'Boss Dog' when you are busy supervising the staff. :wink:

    Sweet boy Rebel. I am saying prayers and thinking warm, happy thoughts for you and your eye surgery today. You are in loving hands and hearts with Mimi, Papa, and Dr. Becky. :smile:

    I hope everyone has a wonderful day! :smile:

  • Rebel, we will be sending ur best thoughts your way on a quick, safe, and productive surgery. We will keep an "eye" out for good results.

    I must be new to The Daily Wag but Sharkey can be a bit bossy, hmm? I did notice that she was good to compliment the workers on what a good job they did at the end. She is a good supervisor!!

    Oh, one more thing... That bat plant scares me a bit and at the same time is beautiful. How can that be?

    Jake

  • Hello Glue Squad buddies,
    I just got the phone call that Rebel is awake. The operation went well. He will be ready to come home later this afternoon.
    More news will be forthcoming.
    Thanks for the prayers,
    Sharon

  • Hi all, back again. I hope we get an update on our little buddy Rebel from Mimi. If we don't hear from her you can bet I will be up all night thinking about our friend. Ruby, you are right Rebel does have a birthday next month. You weren't here then but we all gave him and Mimi suggestions of when the date should be and then they gave it some thought and picked a day so he has an official birthdate. If there are any other members that need a birth date let us know and we will give you all kinds of dates and reasons why you should pick the one we selected for you. Rebel picked Feb 23 which is International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day. Dogs all over the world will celebrate his big day with him. I mean, who doesn't like biscuits. I picked that date for him and I am glad he chose it because he is a little guy but he will have a giant celebration all over the planet. Hehehehehehe. Martha, Lucy and Riley, We have a couple chows that live in Canada. If you ever run into them tell them Maddox said HI. Zoe, alright girlfriend you are getting some paper products. Good job. You too Missy Chow. Don't be real bad, just little things to make us laugh. . Kirby, I hope the tail wasn't bothering you too much this past weekend. Well Dudley, Cora-Bell, Abby, James Dean, Baby Favor, Kitty and all our human Glue Squad members, let's all send positive thoughts to Rebel so that his surgery and recovery all goes well.
    Love,
    Maddox

  • ..whew!!..glad to hear that our buddy, Rebel is doing okay..I will bark at critters for you today and act naughty...love, Cora-Belle

  • Hello All:
    Sharkey has done an excellent job in supervising the great plant move! I too like to supervise such operations, especially when Mom works in the garden, or in her very small greenhouse! She sure would love to have a heated greenhouse the size of the one featured on today's blog. Our thoughts and good wishes are with Rebel, hope everything goes well. My dad had cataract surgery on both eyes (not at the same time) and he can see so well now - no sneaking anything by him now! Lucy finally got all her burrs from our walk brushed out, she did not like the grooming that this entailed. Riley is a silly boy, he likes to find clean laundry in baskets that is waiting to be put away, we will then unpack the baskets and trail each piece to somewhere in the house! Mom gets so mad at him, but who can resist a little puppy boy! He just stares at her with those big golden eyes...... he gets away with murder!
    I have been surveying the back yard from the greenhouse deck today, its much colder but I have so much fur that I love this weather. We'll check back later for news of Rebel, but the meantime have a good day all of you - Bouncing Beardies, Martha, Lucy and Riley!

  • Love the black bat-plant..seen one in a green house in Milwaukee a while ago...cool plant!
    Girls you are good helpers and I'm sure you are appreciated.
    Rebel I'm glad all went well and that you recover quickly.
    Happy day to all...

    delia & Kitty =^. .^=

  • Holy Night Fliers Batman, that plant did look like a bat!

    I once had a bat swoop in my house at night...he tested for rabies...thus I had to get a series of vaccinations. OUGH! :) Which drove me 'batty'! :)

    We have had a few mild days here in NH. Monday reached near 60! Back to reality...tomorrow snow is expected.

    Where do bats go in the Winter? Do they migrate South like most flying creatures? Do they have a condo in warm Flora-der! :) hee hee

    Happy Tuesday to all!
    gail

  • I'm late to the good wishes for Rebel, but I hope things continue to go well!! Sharkey, it is good to see you bandage-less on that foot. I have informed Mom that I want one of those bat plants-- that is really COOL!
    A bientot!

  • Hi Girls & Glue Squad-Sharkey good job supervising all those plants and guiding Wilmer & Ryan to be careful. We have never seen a black bat plant, quite different. Mom sticks with the simpler plants, her amaryllis is popping its head thru and looks like in a day or two, a full bloom will be blossom. Can't wait to see it. Rebel, happy to hear your surgery is over; now it's recovery time and plenty of c/c time with Mimi & Papa. Maddox, I was bad again last night; got myself in "cat overdrive" in the house; and in Ruby's words, whamo...timeout in my crate this time. Lucky for me, it was for a short time and when I was released, decided it was best to go to sleep for the night. Any words of wisdom?? Kirby, hope with the warm weather you had recently, your tail is okay and your not biting at it. Ruby, how's the new fence coming? Hi to Dudley Do Right,Zoe,Chloe, Abby, James Dean, Cora Belle, Kitty, Molly, Jake, Martha, Lucy & Riley; sorry if I missed anyone. Hi to Lynn, Delia, Sonya, Gail..We are suppose to have snow and/or rain tomorrow, so I may get some time playing in the snow.

    Till next time,
    Missy Chow
    xoxo

  • Dear Rebel,Mimi & Papa,
    So glad you are coming home little buddy. I am dreaming of aome Warrior Prince Biscuits that will be coming your way. Hang in there and feel better soon.
    Love & licks,
    Ruby (and Lynn)

  • Waa Huu
    Our little buddy Rebel did good today. Now Mimi and Papa can relax too. Another well done Glue Squad with the good thoughts for Rebel and his family. Thank you for your skills Dr. Becky
    Love,
    Maddox

  • One more thing, thank you to the DW staff for working late today to let us know about Rebel. Your the best!
    Maddox

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