I'm not a very outdoorsy person and don't really have the "green thumb" my mom had, but I managed to grow some plants outside and in my kitchen window.
I have no clue what is the name of this plant, I call it "good luck pot"
My hubby urged me to throw out these cacti plants that I got from one of my patients, years ago. Well, being just "ugly corner pieces" for years, they surprised us with some beautiful flowers.
The violets love my kitchen window, and my homemade bonsai tree loves it there too. This small needle pine sapling was dug up and chewed on by my neighbor's dog a few years ago, but I managed to save it with some surgical tape and planting it in a soup bowl. I don't know much about pruning bonsai, but it seems to be a healthy and happy midget tree in my window.