How totally sweet are my new plant lights? I shall now have the freedom to have an indoor garden without it being in a constant state of death!
I love it. I love it. I love it. I don't care that it makes my whole apartment purple.
P.s. check out the spindley looking one held up with the Max & Ermas cup. Isn't that fashionable? I dare you to try to work that into your decor.
Also-- orchid. Not sure how I feel about this one yet.
It was left at the hotel by a guest and after a few days being indoors and bumped and shuffled it needed some love. I took it home and did my research and it seems to be doing fine so far. It's just a bit too high maintenance for my life. If I'm struggling with the hardy desert plants that are supposed to survive the black thumbed people and I just killed my last betta fish, you know, the kind they give to kids because they're supposedly impossible to kill... I don't hold out a lot of hope for this guy.
Monday, May 5, 2008
The other day Geoff and I drove to a park in Mansfield to see the newly blooming flowers. We're such park-rats. We go to a different park almost every weekend.
The other day was gorgeous but cold! We both had sweaters on but were shivering the whole time. We did manage a five minute power walk to the greenhouse, though. Their succulent room is AMAZING.
I just wandered around taking pictures of plants that are similar to the ones I own, except of course, theirs are in much better health. It's almost like what my garden would look like on steroids.
While we at the greenhouse Geoff bought me a new echeveria. It's spectacular! Three big leafy heads and one long winding stalk with beautiful yellow flowers all over.
And as a welcome home to my new addition, I've installed 2 fluorescent plant lights as per the advice of the internet. Please, everyone lift your glasses with well wishes that my plants start to live again. (See the scraggly one in the back held up with the Max & Erma's cup? It's like a zombie plant, it just keeps coming back from the dead).
And lastly, because it was just too weird not to share, check out the crazy storm clouds we had last night.
Posted by Lauren at 3:53 PM