one of my goals for the new year is to keep, something other than humans and cats, alive! recently i found myself surrounded by some of my very favorite grown ups while they talked "master gardening stuff." it sounded like they were speaking in tongues. crazy talk;) talking were discussing this plant and that plant, i am guessing they were using their scientific names, because i never heard "fern, pansy, daisy, or geranium." it was all foreign to me.
all this crazy talk got me thinking. i looked around my house. excluding plants that were part of our landscaping (i also use that term loosely) i realized i didn't have a single house plant. of course i knew this. i had tried once or twice to grow things. the plants soon died, i decided house plants were overrated, gave up, got another cat and never really thought about it again.until listening to my master gardner friends talk "adult." i decided to try, once again, to grow a few house plants. i mean seriously, i am an adult, i keep humans alive, can it really be that hard!? especially when the label claims it is a plant of steel!
mary claire was all too eager to help.
we had the most fun finding various unique planters.
i have alerts set on my phone that remind me to water and fertilize.
i will admit, it's a little stressful.
i will say, plants brighten up a home!
i included this picture to show my newest painting from ecuador!
everytime i look at this painting and think of this place, i am reminded of the love i feel for this culture! jeff stretched the canvas and custom made the frame!
UPDATE: a couple months and i have only lost one plant!
any and all advice is appreciated!
if another one bites the dust... i am getting a kitten. maybe two :)