Winter special: Water plants with icicles. This idea was born when I spent a long couple days eyeing the ice hanging off my balcony. I was worried at first that the ice would make the plant too cold, but it worked! Just stab the icicle into the dirt. The icicle waters the plant as it melts. Be careful trying this with dainty plants (frankly I'm shocked that my basil tolerated this, but it's happy as can be).
The climbing onion, Bowiea Sea Onion. half potting soil and half sand. Good drainage as excess moisture can make the bulb rot.Stop watering completely when the stalks dry out after blooming in late summer. Water again when bulb re-sprouts. full, but sheltered, sun or partial shade. Excess heat will cause the bulb to callus over and become dormant, while consistent even warmth and moderate moisture will allow the plant to grow all year.
Why do flowers get all the credit? These bright, beautiful leaves deserve their own vase and pedestal, too. For those of you who want to add some greenery to a room without needing a green thumb, here are some great ways to display some fresh cut greens.