Thursday, October 29, 2009

House guests and plants--- particularly relatives

AH!!!!!!!!!!!!   My mother is visiting from out of town today and she's going to see all my crazy plants!

(She's not into the plant thing as much as I am, as you might guess)

Here is where I wave the green leafy flag and hide behind it in shame:

I know, I know, I know, I don't need 5 pots of kohleria... but they are SO cool and easy to propagate!  The rhizomes just SPAWN like bunnies!

 (Last night I was moving them around to get to some dust, and did a stupid "Oooh!" because one bud bloomed!)

I know I don't need one of every kind of citrus (that have still yet to produce fruit for me and barely a bud last year--- despite receiving/purchasing them in bud/flower)...

I know I have an orchid fetish (they're my guilty pleasure... when they're in bloom.  Come on guys, you can do it!)

And while I try to keep mostly edible things (herbs and peppers) indoors, the random begonia with some AWESOME hairy foliage comes in (and thrives on me for once) so how can I say no?

I have no idea why I have the stupid fern or tiny parlor palm... but... they were cheap?  (*smacks self* WHAT WAS I THINKING WHEN I BOUGHT THOSE?!?!?)

But yes, houseguests.  Particularly relatives.  Specifically, moms.

The nagging, can you feel it?  Can you feel its power all the way from where you are at???


Rosey Pollen said...

Yes, I feel the power of the nagging. You are cute! I hope this cheers you up, I awarded you a scrap award for your blog. I hope you participate. I would love to learn more about you.

Wendy said...

I also feel the power from here. Hope you had a good visit nonetheless!

persephone said...

@Rosey: Aw, thanks for the award! You are awesome! Waitaminute? Participate, so confused! I try to inject as much personality as possible into my posts, because I hate the idea of hiding under lots of "not-me-ness!" Thanks again!

@Wendy:If only we could run the world on nagging! Free energy for all and so many more people would be employed :) The visit actually went off pretty well... amazingly the nagging was subtle rather than outright. I think my husband's constant presence helped!