By the way - I paid a whopping $13 for the painting that's behind us!
I should change my name to "Thrifty Chick!
The ladies decided that my house desperately needed more greenery. Considering my lung problems, I can definitely use more oxygen in the air, and what better than little beauties that create it for me? So - they brought me some "beautiful fresh air"! They've learned through the years, that when it comes to plants, I'm drawn to ones with texture, interesting leaves, and unusual shapes. And the ladies delivered!
The Blushing (Something - I forget the rest of its name)
Isn't that a cute little dark violet flower?
And check out that texture!
Then this weekend they helped me pick out a new Rubber Plant. I simply LOVE these things - they're virtually indestructible!
(Unless of course you accidentally leave one outside too long in the autumn - and after two frosts remember that it's still outside. Not that I'm speaking from experience, or anything....)
Most of the newest plant additions don't mind if I "forget" them for a couple weeks - and with my track record, that's a very good thing! The sage might be a bit less forgiving, so he's currently perched by my kitchen sink. Hopefully when I'm washing dishes I'll remember that he might be thirsty - we'll see. The ladies also gave my current plants some much needed TLC - even repotted one for me! I'm gonna make a conscious effort to do better with my plants. I need to make it more of a habit if I wanna have a successful garden this summer.
Speaking of which - it's almost February - the month when I'm planning to finalize my garden plans. This past weekend I received a book in the mail from my mother-in-law (who's gardened for years - her largest was a full acre!). It was a wonderful surprise - and an excellent way to jump-start my gardening thought process!
I'm also eagerly awaiting two more books on the topic to arrive in this week's mail.
(That was obviously just an example - I'm NOT really considering 50 onion plants.)
So - here's to plants...
that give us air to breathe and food to nourish us!