Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Plant Life

After almost 3 years living in a crummy apartment in Virginia I had almost forgotten what it was like to have live plants in the house. My in-laws sent a very large peace Lily to the funeral parlor when my grandmother died that ended up being sent home with us. For more than a month now I've been enjoying and occasionally tending to this lovely plant. In doing so I've reawakened my fondness for plant life and have begun to long for more.

I don't know why I love having plants around so much. Perhaps it was because my mom always had lots of plants when I was growing up, or perhaps there is just something elemental about them. Whatever the reason I am hoping to have some more plants by the end of the year. I figure, if I can find a few of those rope plant slings then I can hang them in front of windows without having to worry about the lack of space in our current apartment. Then I start a search for cheap plants that can handle the low light that I often create as a result of my light sensitivities.

This will be a nice way to placate myself until we have our own house and garden.


  1. That's a terrific idea! I have 3 Peace Lily's, and I love them :D That is a great idea about the rope slings, too!

  2. Plants are the best inside—I root lots of pothos and then plant it in soil-some stay, others I can give as gifts in a pretty pot. I too have a small place and yet with a bit of squeezing, you can have great greenery close to you.