Yesterday a friend brought us some plants that she needs us to keep for her for a while. She's going away soon, and she can't just leave them for weeks on end.
Luckily, we have a little front porch on our house, and we had it glassed in a few years ago, with big sliding glass doors. I put a lot of plants in there at this time of year so that they can spend the winter in good light and without any danger of freezing, or even frost. The doors are double-glazed.
Unfortunately, our house is too small for us to have a lot of plants inside. There are certainly some, but one problem with putting plants in a house like this one is that there are radiators under all the windows. If you put a plant up close to the radiator, the heat is too much for it.
Some of our friend's plants are beauties, and I'll be sad to see them go when she takes them back. One is an aspidistra that she has had for many years, she said. I think it might have belonged to her mother, who passed on years ago.