Monday, March 26, 2018
There is plenty of snow left from last week and getting above 0C is still a challenge.
When I was a kid - we wore our spring jackets, the water was running in the ditches, and the pussy willows were out.
I guess patience is a virtue and it will come but not in my timing.
My sister had given me a devil's ivy a while back and I had put it in the hallway thinking that it would be watered regularly because I was going regularly. It had been suffering some and with my being sick for the last 6 weeks it suffered some more. I decided that it needed to be closer to the window.
What was I going to use for a place for it to live. I had bought this maple shelving unit last summer. It needed a good cleaning but it will serve that purpose very well. There are 4 shelves so I decided to fill each one.
After researching low light house plants I headed to the garden center. There was a section labeled low light house plants. Excellent. I replaced the Devil's Ivy with this healthy one. I bought a Silver Nerve Plant, an African Violet, and Dwarf Mother's in Law Tongue.
I don't do nurture well. Yes, you have to pay attention to them every week. I did okay with the outside one last year. Maybe I have learned a bit.
The blue one on the second shelf I was given by a friend a couple of years ago. The dwarf went into that one.
I bought a cobalt blue one which needed a saucer. As it was this plate had been set aside as it had been chipped recently. Excellent for the violet.
The last shelf is the silver plant but the pot was too tall. I added a plastic container below the plant pot inside. Don't know if the plant will grow into the pot. We'll see.
My mother and sister are much better at this than I am but I will give it my best effort. The fact that I will see them from the couch will help I think.
Maggie at Normandy Life who hosts Mosaic Monday #78
Mersad at Through my Lens