So this week I crossed something off one of my on-going to-do lists. It felt so good. I'm sure as much as it made me feel good to actually get it done, my plants had to feel a million times better. See that poor, overcrowded spider plant up there? Yeah that guy has been in that pot for ...four years. Poor thing. And the aloe vera (bottom left corner of the photo below)? The one that doesn't even look like an aloe? It has been in it's pot for almost as long. It also has some pretty special qualities - nay - miraculous qualities. Like rebirth or resurrection. I have pretty thoroughly killed it at least twice. Now, before this scares you off from my floral designing skills, let me remind you of two things: One, cut flowers are very different from planted in the dirt flowers, and Two, I lived in a basement for those last four years. Personally, I feel somewhat proud that any houseplant made it that long. (Of course, not pictured are all the casualties of said basement, and of all our trips to the South when no one watered them.)
Some of the plants were planted in teacups my Grandma gave me. I Love succulents planted in teacups. And I love those teacups. But all the sunshine that comes in my new windows is causing them to grow a little too much. (I guess that just means I need to buy a few more baby succulents asap!)
The new vessels are these sweet, hand-painted in Mexico pots the previous owners of our house graciously left for us. Okay, maybe they were just tired of cleaning out their basement, but I like to think of them as little gift. I seriously Love them. I'll have to take some better photos later so you can see the details. (Some people manage to take amazing photos with their iPhones. I'm not really one of those people.)
Now, this poor little succulent has lived in it's original plastic home for the past two years! I feel terrible. Hopefully it makes the beautiful new vase all the more hospitable and it will grow like crazy.
Thank goodness we've got an army man protecting the aloe. It needs all the help it can get.
Happy bright plants and pots!
Do you have houseplants? Do you have any flower pots you particularly love? (....are you an over sentimental house plant owner like me? hehe)