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I’m so in love with this Osmanthus fragrans houseplant, I’d marry her if I could! Ginny, she just keeps blooming??? Swoon!

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I’ve got her sitting on my desk in my office, so the fragrance wafts over me from time to time, and it’s delicious. Another winter blooming houseplant. Such a treat!

Ginny, since I have your attention, I’ve been meaning to tell you the difference between the bloom scents on the Lemon versus Lime tree (that you’d asked me earlier). The Lime aroma is much, much stronger – I could smell them throughout the foyer. But the Lemon tree blossoms I have to get right in there next to them before I can smell them. They have very similar scents, but widely differing degrees of those scents. They are in different rooms right now because the Lime tree got mealy bugs and is currently quarantined. But she’s blooming like crazy and producing limes at the same time. So I guess I’m more bothered by the bugs than she is.

Anyway, thank you again for sending the Osmanthus to me – she’s super sweet!

It doesn’t look or feel like November at my house.

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The container gardens are still robust.

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Blooming like crazy!

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I’ve been harvesting tomatoes every day. I’ve also taken cuttings of the tomato plants and have them rooting inside, on the foyer windowsill near the the basil plants I also brought inside.

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I’m looking forward to fresh basil all winter long. Hopefully tomatoes too, but if not, at least I won’t have to buy new plants in the spring.

In other news, the first of the three Schlumbergeras is blooming:

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The blooms look electric in the sunlight.

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So cool! The plant who is blooming is Crissy, who I got for free from Jericho Nursery a couple of years ago. The others should follow suit shortly.

Speaking of awesome blooming plants, meet Olive Oyl, an Osmanthus plant I got as a gift from Ginny Burton (who also suggested the name, which I think is too cute):

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I cannot get over how big of a punch those tiny blossoms pack – they are wonderfully fragrant. Thanks Ginny! I will paint a decorative container for it sometime this winter.

I’ll be back tomorrow, hope to see you here.

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Hi! My name is Liza. Welcome to my blog and thanks for visiting! I'm a Midwestern gal now living in Arizona, after many years of living in and owning a plant care business in New Mexico.

Plants are living, breathing creatures, and if they're indoor plants, they are 100% dependent on human care. They cannot water themselves.

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