It's magic!

@GreatMartin (16742)
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
November 21, 2020 3:48pm CST
Edited it 5 times--finally--but not how I wanted it to look A year ago today I posted basically the same picture but these are all new. Every morning I walk out of my bedroom (no light in there for flowers to bloom! LOL) into my living room, kitchen, bathroom and see blooms of Holiday Cactus, Begonias, Geraniums, white pepper blossoms if not actual peppers. Yellow Cuban plant blooms in the inside of the entrance of my front door. When I have been out whether I come in through the front or back door I am hit with red, white, yellow and pink blooms. People compliment me on my 'green thumb' but I don't have one. All I have is good lighting and, as I like to joke, I threaten them to bloom or I'll see and they start popping up right away! Sadly none of these flowers have an aroma or if they do not a strong one. Maybe in 2021 I'll start looking for indoor Lilacs, Roses and other flowers that have an aroma and bloom indoors---any suggestions??? Until then I am going to start trimming the big mother Holiday Cactus plant, picture 2, and start growing more like the 'baby' I started last year--see pictures 1 and 4. I might, if they have them, in February/March, buy some of the bulbs that The Dollar Tree usually has for sale.
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@CarolDM (102792)
• United States
21 Nov
I know your flowers are amazingly beautiful!
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@GreatMartin (16742)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
22 Nov
I really love nature!!
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@CarolDM (102792)
• United States
22 Nov
@GreatMartin You know I do as well.
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@GreatMartin (16742)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
23 Nov
@CarolDM NO ONE equals her!!
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@xander6464 (14567)
• Wapello, Iowa
22 Nov
I still say you should grow corn.
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@GreatMartin (16742)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
23 Nov
If anything carrots for a carrot cake!!
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@xander6464 (14567)
• Wapello, Iowa
23 Nov
@GreatMartin Carrots would be good, too.
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@GreatMartin (16742)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
23 Nov
@xander6464 Better than a corn cake!!
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@FayeHazel (34960)
• United States
23 Nov
VERY nice!
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@GreatMartin (16742)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
23 Nov
Yes, Mother Nature does good work!!
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@FayeHazel (34960)
• United States
23 Nov
@GreatMartin Oh yes indeed :-)
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@GreatMartin (16742)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
23 Nov
@FayeHazel I taught her everything she knows but don't tell anyone that because she gets mad and unleashes a hurricane or tornado!!
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@jaboUK (61420)
• United Kingdom
22 Nov
Your apartment looks like a greenhouse Martin, lovely. The only indoor plant I have is a poinsettia that my son brought me.
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@GreatMartin (16742)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
23 Nov
I used to get 2 poinsettias every Christmas but they only get spindly and look gross 6 months later indoors!
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@jaboUK (61420)
• United Kingdom
23 Nov
@GreatMartin iIdon't think I've ever tried to keep one for that long, I chuck them out when they are past their best.
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@GreatMartin (16742)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
24 Nov
@jaboUK Yes people have tried to do that with me but no way!!
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@LadyDuck (311885)
• Switzerland
22 Nov
If your photo does not upload it is may be bigger than 3MB, you should resize and retry. The indoor flowers I love more for his scent is the gardenia, beautiful and it smells so good.
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@GreatMartin (16742)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
22 Nov
I don't know if Gardenias grow indoors--will have to try it!
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@LadyDuck (311885)
• Switzerland
23 Nov
@GreatMartin Yes, gardenias grow indoors, the important is that they receive at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight through a sunny window, not a problem where you live.
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@GreatMartin (16742)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
23 Nov
@LadyDuck Now I have to go 'hunting' for a clipping!!!
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@moonandstars (46569)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
24 Nov
although your plants have your love, you can always make them more at home and bulbs are not a bad idea
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@GreatMartin (16742)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
24 Nov
I made two more Holiday Cacti--will post about them sometime this week!
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@LeaPea2417 (30046)
• Toccoa, Georgia
22 Nov
They are beautiful. You do have a green thumb.
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@GreatMartin (16742)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
22 Nov
No just a threatening voice: "GROW OR ELSE!"
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@LeaPea2417 (30046)
• Toccoa, Georgia
23 Nov
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@Cheyee (3216)
• Pakanbaru, Indonesia
22 Nov
I don't know anything about flowers because I am the 'brown thumb'. But I want to see your flowers. If people compliment that, those flowers must be really beautiful.
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@GreatMartin (16742)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
22 Nov
Here is one of the pictures
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@Cheyee (3216)
• Pakanbaru, Indonesia
22 Nov
@GreatMartin that's beautiful. You have a lot of flowers for indor garden.
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@RasmaSandra (36763)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
24 Nov
I love all of your flowers very beautiful, How about a lovely lily plant. I had one in Latvia and it bloomed for quite a while with lovely scented white lilies,
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@GreatMartin (16742)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
24 Nov
For some reason our lilies don't have an aroma!!!
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@Nevena83 (55603)
• Serbia
22 Nov
Oh, your plants look beautiful.
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@GreatMartin (16742)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
23 Nov
Thank you.
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@db20747 (32119)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
22 Nov
A lovely sight to see all year round. I can have flowers in doors in winter. I like to have my cup of coffee looking at real live flowers!
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@GreatMartin (16742)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
22 Nov
I like to have my coffee looking at everything!!!
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@FourWalls (29161)
• Louisville, Kentucky
22 Nov
I’m allergic to flowers, so I can’t help you with the kind that have heavy sneezing potential, I mean, scents. Photo tip: if you’re using an iPhone, choose the “medium” size for the photo and it should post.
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@GreatMartin (16742)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
22 Nov
As I told JJ--I have never had a problem posting pictures before. I don't use my phone for pictures! :O)
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@marlina (113003)
• Canada
22 Nov
Is there such a thing as indoor Lilacs?
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@GreatMartin (16742)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
22 Nov
I am going to find out--they don't grow outdoors here!!
@GardenGerty (128563)
• United States
21 Nov
I think geraniums would be lovely. The leaves are fragrant. Especially if you get some scented geraniums like rose geranium.
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@GreatMartin (16742)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
22 Nov
None of my Geraniums have a scent.