When you walk in your bedroom and see something as beautiful as this lovely African Violet...
...on your lovely plant shelf...
...you probably won't notice that it's incomplete. This "Papaya Grove" as I like to call it, needs repotted:
I grew that from seed. We got a papaya and I planted all the seeds from it thinking maybe a few would come up. I think they all came up...it just took about 4 months for them to sprout! This Impatiens plant also needs re-potted:
But I think the last thing you're going to notice is how dirty the shelf is:
It's amazing how much dust we collect in our homes without noticing. Well, I went ahead and re-potted the Papaya Grove:
And I re-potted the Impatiens:
I really like Black Gold brand Water Hold Cocoblend Potting Soil. If I buy it, that's what I get and nothing else. I have used other kinds that people have given me, but I never like them as well. I taped the bag shut after I got through potting up those plants. I don't want to imagine what my "Hermanita" (Pronounced like air-mon-eat-ah - It's the Spanish version of "Sis") would do when she found a whole big bag of dirt here nice and handy in my bedroom!
Next I piled all my plants around the room while I cleaned the shelf:
This on the wall is where the tomato seed package got wet and stuck to the wall when I was sprouting them this spring:
It was really stuck on there good too:
Look how nice the shelf looks now:
Isn't this most lovely now?
That plant on the left hand side is a few of the Papaya seedlings I re-potted for one of my co-workers who asked me for some. I think you'll agree that this shelf looks much more appealing to the eye than it's sister shelf across the room:
One of these days I'm going to come up with some fancy way to make those dark black cords not stand out so much against the bright white of the rest of the room. Feel free to drop me some ideas on that one!