We've all heard stories that go a little like this: 'I cut the ends off the pot roast because my mother did and her mother, too. ' And, in the end, we find out that grandma simply didn't have a large enough pan for her pot roast. No secret pot roast instructions to be had, just two generations worth of wasted pot roast ends. I have to admit, sometimes I feel like that third generation when I stop and think to myself, 'why haven't I tried this or done that?'. Anyone else?
So, last week, after finishing up a ginormous calligraphy project for an Etsy client, I rewarded myself by heading to Lowe's and piling not one but five house plants into my cart. I can't say exactly what came over me; I was like a child in a candy shop. And, if you follow the Cranny + Me facebook page, you already know that Jobie was, speaking of an excited child, quite fascinated by our newest additions. Turns out, plants can supply all the dirt a little boy and his tractor could ever hope for. (smile)
And turns out, even if you didn't grow up with house plants, most probably because your mother also didn't grow up with house plants, it's really thrilling to try something new. Everyone in our little home seems rather enthralled with these new leafy lovelies. (Jobie was fascinated by the new ones, house plants number six and seven, ahem, that appeared after his nap on Sunday afternoon!) Here's to keeping these beauties alive and well!
p.s. I'm hoping to add one more: a swiss cheese philodendron!
p.s.s. I chose plants that were labeled 'highly resilient'. Time will tell!