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???

3 comments:

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!