Going green

Thanks for all the comments on the living room – we are very happy with it. And in the pictures, you saw a little glimpse of my house plant hoard.

One of the things I really liked about this house was that I would have SO MUCH MORE ROOM FOR PLANTS!!!! Not that I didn’t have a good collection already (it took three loads in Dory to get them all here from the townhouse). But since we’ve got here, I’ve steadily added to it here and there.

On the way to Mom’s the other weekend, I stopped at a big greenhouse by her place. There, I picked up a new cactus.

You may recall this little planter I have.

Although his tail was cute (a piece of conical snake plant), it just didn’t have quite the look I wanted. But at this greenhouse, I found the perfect thing!!!

That’s much better.

Of course, I couldn’t leave that big green house with just ONE cactus.

Another type of Snake Plant (called Patula), and a Burro’s Tail succulent.

I also picked up something I’ve been coveting for a very long time.

It’s just an air plant, but it’s been glued into a sea urchin shell, so it looks like a little planty jellyfish! It’s not very big, but it’s just so darn cute. It’s now hanging in my bathroom where it will get lots of humidity.

A few days later, Dave and I made a trip to Home Depot. ALL of their house plants were 50% off. I managed to resist and only buy three. (Admittedly, if Dave hadn’t been with me, I probably would have bought more.)

I’ve wanted an Anthurium (far left), for a long time, but they are usually quite pricey. Half off was very exciting. If they had a red one, I probably would have got one of those too. The one on the right is a Dracaena – I already have a couple of these, though they are different types. They are very easy to grow.

But the one I love the most is the little guy in the middle

He’s a type of Aloe (Aloe Ferox), and I just love his creepy, monster-like looks!

6 thoughts on “Going green

  1. Araignee

    Great additions! I have to steer clear of the plant section at Lowe’s when we are there so I am not tempted. My cats destroy houseplants with glee so I can’t bring any home anymore unless I want to clean up lots of dirt and broken pots every morning.


  2. Shirley Elliott

    What great additions to your plant collection. They all look so healthy and happy. I think I would have a hard time getting them all watered. It’s great that the cats seem to ignore them for the most part.


  3. I love the cat tail! You found some fun and beautifl plants. I think it is great that you have more room for them all. I don’t have a lot of luck with them but so far the ones I got are doing well except the african violet. It looks awful. It was my last attempt to grow one. When it’s dead, that’s it.


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