El Garden de Gabriela

Just a few. The rest were shy.

I’ve taken up indoor gardening. Reenforcing my bond with Mother Nature.

Repotting myself too, in a sense, but that’s for another day.  Rootbound and now unwinding, relaxing, stretching my essence.

I’ve taken up indoor gardening. It’s become the best part of my mornings. A soft dance. A loving ‘good’ leaving my lips, the “morning” a finished whispered hum as I sway to their leaves.  Over 30 now. A collection, but more like a family.

Some rescued. Starved and now lush. All the water and sun their roots desire. A responsibility, but also an ego boost. When their colors and shapes are praised, my soul shines. Their photosynthesis a blessing. 

Now caressing them. Feeling their veins.  Each uniquely textured. Some smooth, others more dramatic.

I’ve taken up indoor gardening. They keep me company as I enjoy my own company. My solitude a blessing, my plants a wanted company. They are always welcomed in my space. Enriching my air. My soul. My Place.

I’ve taken up indoor gardening and its centered me. Allowing me to slow down and be in each of their moments, gently witnessing. All of this teaching me how to be more present in my own, understanding the quickness of it all. 

I’ve taken up indoor gardening, and I’m obsessed with watching my plants grow. I’ll make sure to keep you posted as the collection flourishes into a jungle. I hope you are all having a great day. I’ll be spending mine with my plants ❤  

Gabriela A Tejada

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Good for you! I never made it as an indoor Gardner. My green thumb has to be worked out of doors.

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  2. Dear Gabriela Tejada,

    How lovely your plants are! I also love your decorative pots.

    What a wonderful collection of indoor plants you have shared with us! I would recommend giving them more light. They thrive much better when grown near a large window or a sun room.

    I like growing variegated plants, such as Vriesea hieroglyphica, as shown in the third photo from the bottom, but variegated with additional white edges like this:

    I would like to confess that like you, I am also interested in botany and gardening, for I have been a keen gardener. You are very welcome to take a good look at my four horticulture websites containing a great deal of information available to you as follows. Simply append the usual dot wordpress dot com to the end of the following words to visit the corresponding websites:


    Please enjoy the websites to your heart’s content, apart from my main website that is titled SoundEagle.

    Wishing you a productive weekend doing or enjoying whatever that satisfies you the most!

    Yours sincerely,


  3. Nature loves you back. Very nice arrangement.


  4. I have taken up indoor gardening… Sitting here and reading your post, Gabriela, it felt like I was filling my own living room with beautiful plants: ideas and inspiration which I believe may both bloom and flourish, given care and nourishment. It is always like that when you meet somebody who shines bright like the Sun! 🙂


  5. ravivar says:

    I have some always failed in indoor gardening.. but this will be my forever stride


  6. equinoxio21 says:

    Plants have an immense quality: they never argue. 😉


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