Two indoor plants, each purchased on a whim a few months apart.
The first is a basil seedling which live in my kitchen – I bought the kit months ago, still in autumn. I dumped in all the seeds which did sprout a week later, but then started dying off, all except this one strong one which is continuing to grow from the carcasses of its siblings. I should have predicted this, as every basil plant I’ve had tends to die off in winter, but I hoped that the cosiness of the kitchen would keep the seedlings warm and happy. This little battler is hanging in there though, and I have high hopes for it once we enter spring!
The second was bought a few days ago, a cluster of ferns. There’s a hook in one of the ceiling beams in our lounge room, just in front of an odd window between that room and my studio, that I thought was really begging to have a hanging plant put on it. I’ve never had a fern or a hanging plant before, so I’m hoping that this one is happy in its new home.
I think indoor plants can be a relatively cheap way of adding colour and life to a room – that is if I can keep them alive!