Not long ago, something finally dawned on my husband.
"Hey, we don't have a single plant in this house!" he said, looking around.
Which was fine until he added, "What's wrong with us?"
Honey, I thought, where should I start?
There are so many things wrong with us, I could fill a book. But for today, let's just stick the plant issue.
What's wrong with us is that *we* tend to anihilate every living organism that happens to be set in a pot of dirt. In short,
I forget to water indoor plants.
I forget that they need ample sunlight.
I don't "pinch leaves back," or whatever that means.
I don't re-pot when roots get bound.
I don't fertilize regularly...or ever.
Frankly, I'm an indoor plant failure.
Which is why I rely on dried grasses and the well-placed fake flower to add some life to my decor. (yes, I know it's ironic)
Today's Small Thing is to baby your indoor plants. (or "arrangements," as I like to call my pretties.)
Give them a good drink of water, a bit of that fertilizer stuff, and a little dusting. You can try pinching them back or fluffing them up or turning the pots to get the most appealing result possible...or you can do what I do and just give up on them altogether. ;0
If you are an "arrangement" person, give your things a dusting (maybe outside) and fluff them up so they don't look so sad and forgotten. They will thank you for it.
This is quick and easy...and thrilling to get so many points for it!
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What kind of indoor plant would you recommend for a plant failure like me? What is your favorite house plant? Is there any hope for me? Share your tips and inspirations! Maybe I'll get the courage to try again.