Garden Photo of the Day

Let’s Take a Walk Inside!

By Kim Charles

Surinder is back and now takes us on a tour of her indoor garden.

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"My name is Surinder Chadha. I live in New Jersey and enjoy gardening year round. During Spring and Summer I do outdoor gardening. Earlier in the Summer I had sent pictures of my outdoor garden and promised to share photos of my winter garden.  Enclosed are few pictures of my indoor garden. The indoor garden gives me a feeling of living indoor in a garden during the cold months of winter.  I hope you like my indoor garden."



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  1. frankgreenhalgh 11/17/2016

    Hello there Surinder - Thank you very much for following up on comments on your Summer post. Wow, that is something special! Looks great and obviously makes you feel great. I cannot help but wonder how you water your indoor plants without affecting your wonderful house, including the floors, furniture, books etc. etc. What is your secret and how long does it take you to water? Also what heating do you have in the house? Cheers, Frank

    1. sue_chamberlain 01/06/2017

      Frank: I met you on my "photo of the day" yesterday. These indoor hanging plant environment is ideal, for sure. I was checking out this blog...did we ever find out how we waters all these hanging plants; I'd love to know!

  2. user-4691082 11/17/2016

    Good morning Surindar! The philodendron reminds me so much of my childhood. My mother had a few large ones which trailed nicely. They don't need much light, so they are a great indoor choice. The only plants I overwinter are my big pot of geraniums and my succulents. I notice you also have a tradescantia, or wandering Jew, as it's known by. I can't identify any of the others but they are all so soothing. Thanks for sharing again!

  3. user-7007498 11/17/2016

    Hi Surindar. This is so cool. We rarely see indoor photos on this blog. You have done such a marvelous job. I must confess, with as much effort I place on the outdoor garden, I only have 8 plantings indoors. Even then, I sometimes forget to care for them in the winter. I am so impressed with what you have accomplished. Thanks for sharing.

  4. wGardens 11/17/2016

    Looks fabulous, Surindar! A great benefit having so much light in your lovely home. Sure makes the winter months a little easier to get through~ !

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    meander_michaele 11/17/2016

    What a beautiful sun bathed home you have, Surinder. Your collection of indoor plants is very winter gardening withdrawal for you! Your photos made me think of a quote credited to Pres. Ronald Reagan, "There's nothing so good for the inside of a man than the outside of a horse"...except swap out "horse" for "plant" and it works for me.

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    treasuresmom 11/17/2016

    Wow - just wow!!! How do you water your gorgeous plants without getting water everywhere?

  7. sheila_schultz 11/17/2016

    Good morning Surinder. Your plant-filled home is most inviting. Indoor gardening seems to have taken a backseat to outdoor gardens in most homes over the past years and I don't understand why, they are so warm and inviting! You have a very healthy collection of asparagus ferns, philodendrons, spider plants, tradescantia's and gorgeous Christmas Cacti! Question... did you make your own macrame holders for the hanging plants?

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    Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 11/17/2016

    It's nice to have a larger tour of your interior garden-scape, Surinder. Very green and oxygenated! :)
    Love your blooming cactus!

  9. thevioletfern 11/17/2016

    Wow! All I can think of, after wanting to live with you, is how do you water all those hanging plants indoors??? I cart my plants to Florida for the winter - they love it. Some remain here up North in my cellar but I always promise my Norfolk Pine that I will plant him "for real" one day down in Florida.

  10. schatzi 11/17/2016

    Beautiful plants, beautiful home, happy home owner! Love it.

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    LindaonWhidbey 11/17/2016

    Surinder, you have made such a nice healthy indoor environment for your family. Jungle living at its best, but as others mentioned how do you water them when they're so high? Your Schlumbergera plants are beautiful and always remind me of my mother who had a winter blooming one and a spring bloomer. As kids we would watch them hopefully because when they bloomed we knew that it was close to either Christmas or Easter. Enjoy your winter gardening.

  12. bsavage 11/17/2016

    Very beautiful! I overwinter several plants... but mine are not hanging. Thanks for sharing!

  13. user-2438129 11/17/2016

    Many thanks for your kind words of appreciation. I am glad that you liked my indoor plants and to some these plants reminded you of your childhood. Gardening is my hobby and every year I have between 80-100 indoor plants. I do have almost every color of Christmas cactus plants. Unfortunately my spring cactus blooms once every two years. I water these plants once every two weeks using a 8 feet ladder and it takes at least 5-6 hours to water them.

  14. sue_chamberlain 01/06/2017

    Oh, these hanging plants...healthy...and just love the environment you created. As others, I really want to know how you water them.

    1. frankgreenhalgh 01/06/2017

      Hi Sue - all we know from Surinder's comments is that he uses a ladder and it takes hours to water his many indoor plants. I'm assuming he uses a watering can. Cheers, Frank
      PS You are keen looking back so far on GPOD posts.

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