Thursday, February 18, 2021

LIFE WITH HOUSEPLANTS

There is no doubt that I love my houseplants Some people have dogs, some have cats, I have houseplants. 

Don't get me wrong. I love pets, but I live in a small third floor apartment and don't feel it is practical right now. I would love to have a small dog, but don't feel that I can afford one and well I am terribly allergic to cats. 

So, I lavish my attention on my houseplants. I have found that no matter how much you neglect some houseplants they will continue to thrive, while for other houseplants, no matter how much love you give them they will wither and die. 


I guess that is the way it is with most things in life. People are like that. Some love to be nurtured and some just want to be left alone.

Winter is a hard season for houseplants, and as I sit here today I can almost hear them whispering to each other that surely is is almost spring, and that they are wishing for a new growing season to begin. I know how they feel, although I certainly don't need to grow. 

I learn new things about houseplants and their needs all of the time, but I find that some things I forget almost as soon as I learn them, so I am going to get another notebook. I want to learn all of their names and what I have found out about their care. Maybe I will even try to draw pictures of them, although my drawing skills might not actually help me when I try to differentiate between them.

I think I will also use the notebook to keep track of my little garden this summer. 

Finally hung my plant hanger this week. Ignore the messy bits in the photo.

Yes, there are apps to do all of this, but I'm a bit old fashioned I guess and like to leaf through a notebook. 

One of my favorite things about my life with houseplants is that I can talk to them and they never talk back. 



5 comments:

  1. I like the part where they listen but never talk back. I too love my house plants. And I know there are apps for everything, but I sometimes just like the old fashioned way of doing things. I get more satisfaction from it.
    Brenda

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  2. I have never been good with houseplants. Not sure why they just do not stay alive for me. I am good with outside flowers and plants so maybe I need Mother Nature to help me too! They say indoor plants are great for many things including keeping your small space air clean. Glad you love your plants and they love you and thrive. Happy Thursday. xoxo

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  3. I love houseplants too, but I can't have them now as we have 3 cats who live indoors part of the time, and they ALWAYS find them and dig in them and eat the leaves, no matter where I put them! I wish I could have some as I would love "someone" I can talk to who doesn't talk back to me! Plus I do agree I think they make the air cleaner and fresher. I love the old fashioned way too, with keeping logs of things.. I love writing it down in a neat diary or log book. Marilyn

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  4. Well I think your houseplants look lovely, Laura.....green and healthy, too. Also, it's great that they don't talk back, that's for sure! Hope you and the houseplants have a delightful weekend. Susan

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  5. Your plants are very healthy and green. I have mentioned in tge past I'm not a house plant grower.

    Hope you're hanging in there.

    Cindy

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