New Plants

Tuesday, October 16, 2012





I can check house plants off my wish list - at least for the time being. You may remember from this post I was inspired to get a couple after seeing so many wonderful images of house plants on pinterest. The aloe vera is a little sad looking but I have this weird guilt complex about putting back anything once living that I pick up - say a bruised apple, if I pick it up I just don't have the heart to reject it simply because of it's minor imperfection. Well, as you can imagine plants are even worse because they are actually alive. So I ended up with the worst looking aloe vera of the bunch. The other is generically labeled a "tropical plant," because I got these at the grocery store, and not a nursery, which is why they will inevitably die here in a few weeks. (self-fulling prophecies and a weird guilt complex - i hope there are no psychologists reading this post!) So I guess here are the before pictures of my plants! I am still hoping to get the Calamondin tree that Little Rus suggested for me but I shall see how these fair in the coming weeks first.

The painted pots are such an easy DIY!

16 comments:

  1. I get what you mean, my older sister has an unusual compassion, for example: If she drop a candy, she'll drop another just to make sure they aren't alone.... :B

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    1. i completely understand this. that's how i was as a little girl.

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  2. Beautiful plants and I swear to god, today I bought chrysanthemums and planned to paint the pots white! It looks like award season in Blogoland, so please come over to receive the Dardos Award!

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    1. fun! i hope you will share on your blog. i can't wait to see.

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  3. Oh I love that "tropical" plant. I really wish I had window ledges to put small plants on.

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    1. it's really neat, the leaves feel like tissue paper.

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  4. That is so funny (and sweet!) that you don't have the heart to reject imperfect items! I do love your painted pots, they make even the saddest aloe vera cheery!

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    1. thanks, i felt like my pots turned out a little sad too, but i think i a nervous to get too invested.

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  5. Uh, we could be twins with the sentiment about not wanting to reject inanimate objects. I feel like Linus and his sad Christmas tree from Charlie Brown most of the time. Or Phoebe from Friends. And I love your new plants! Hopefully they live long and happy lives :) xo

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    1. oh thank goodness i am not alone! and just mentioning linus and the tree makes me want to go ge a sad little tree right now.

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  6. ooh these are pretty. i love the pots too!

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  7. Ah! I love plants, in all their varietyand in particular the tropical ... unfortunately I have no green fingers, I have black fingers of death, and I end giving away my plants to my friends before seeing them die for my excess of affection .. .there are loves that kill!
    My apologies for being a bit absent ... work, work, work ... ugh!

    A big hug!

    Inés
    SimplyClassyMe.blogspot.com

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    1. i am terrified these won't last long. i do try to talk to them, so we shall see if that helps! xo

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  8. I would love to get some house plants. Here in Phoenix, I can't seem to keep anything alive unless it's inside, but I only have one tiny succulent. I'd love to branch out (haha!) and try some other varieties. I love the painted pots!

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