Garden plants as house plants
No Im not suggesting you dig up your apple tree and bring it indoors, but well, years ago my mom would occasionally buy me a small plant from the shop, she didnt know it but it was usually a garden perennial. Once it was Aubrieta, another time ivy, and once a lovely saxifrage. Of course as I grew I learned what they were and realised they belonged in the garden, but can such plants make it indoors? I know the Ivy lasted a good few years before I planted it out, but some of these plants are clumpers. And what about so called garden annuals? Marigolds. (Tagetes), planted out every summer, to die come the first frosts, sams with those red salvias. Funny thing is nowadays pelargoniums are regularly planted as bedding plants!
Theyre definitely house plants to me!
Also in my old house plant book ( Hessayon) things like Aucuba japonica and Hydrangea are listed as house plants- yet they are garden shrubs here!
An aucuba does look good in a pot mind...