My Growing Plant Family
Since moving, my goal has been to accumulate more plants until my apartment is a green, fresh oasis. While that may never actually happen because I would have to buy a LOT of plants, I'm well on my way to brightening up my space with greenery. Kristen inspired me to write about the latest in my growing plant family, but honestly I'm mostly excited about these seedlings!
I planted seedlings last week. I really wanted to grow some herbs, and start some tomato plants that I can then replant in pots and maintain until summertime. They've already sprouted, and the rosemary is on its way!
Sometime last year I tried investing in a string-of-pearls hanging plant, but it ended up dying from the wrong soil and too much watering. It was sad. My confidence in plant-tending was severely shaken, especially when my rosemary plant also died. But I have invested in another string-of-pearls baby, and it is doing quite well! The strings are growing longer and it gets lots of sunshine in the front window.
This plant was given to me a few weeks ago by a sweet lady as payment for a weaving I gave her. It is a 'peperomia' plant - one I have never heard of before! It's a hanging beauty, and I love the thick leaves. It apparently purifies the air and is very easy to maintain. I'll have to find a new place to hang it - right now it's dangling precariously from a curtain rod.
My mom gave me an amaryllis bulb kit for Christmas, and when I finally got around to planting it yesterday the box had somehow gotten wet at some point and there was/is creepy white mold all over the bulb. Oops. I went ahead and planted it anyway, just in case maybe it's not completely rotted, but it probably won't grow. It's literally from the Upside Down. Was that the lights flickering?
And last but not least - Market Basket has had some beautiful daffodils bunches available in the plant area for $1.69/bunch! Look how beautiful and bright they are. Another goal of mine? Buy fresh flowers as often as possible.