Since I once lived in a house with a greenhouse built in, I learned to fill up all spaces with plants. But about 3 or 4 years ago, I just stopped for a while. Lots of flowers outside, and bouquets from Thanksgiving to spring. But few plants inside.
Just before my neighbors moved, they showed up on my doorstep with their ficus bonsai. They knew they couldn’t keep it in storage while they wandered the country. And of course I accepted this new relationship, though I know nothing about bonsai, except for the occasional visit to that area of Krohn Conservatory. I googled it, and found out it needs to be misted, and likes indirect light. Will have to bring up one of the empty window spray bottles from the garage and start misting. But at Ryan and Lauren’s, it was in the front window – which got direct light – so I’ve got it in the same window at my house.
When Brian and Patrick and I did our Christmas, I was presented with an orchid in bloom. I’ll have to look up its name and proclivities (it’s one I’ve seen before). Very easy to water – the set of directions with it said to put 3 icecubes in the pot once a week. That’s worked so far.
I figure I may as well not try to push the river – not fight this influx of plants. In fact, I may buy myself a cyclamen, and definitely need a shamrock to celebrate that season. Feels like that pendulum has swung back.