Family

They’re Allliiiivvveee!!!

Brace yourselves, people. This post is a wild one…it’s about….my house plants.

Eh?

So, I never thought I would have plants in my house, I didn’t think I was one of those people. You know the type…plants hanging in knitted slings from the rafters. If that’s your decor, own it baby. I’m just not cool enough for it.

My first attempt at house plants was a bonsai tree when I was in Jr. High.  Way to start small, yea? Not so much. It didn’t stand a chance.

The next adventure was a Chia Pet – a sheep to be exact. We bonded over a Christmas break. We had some good times together. Until Mr Sheep started getting stinky…they don’t tell you about that part in the commercials.

Then there was a bamboo tree in college. I kept that sucker alive for years….YEARS! And it’s still going strong in my parent’s kitchen window. One thing I learned about bamboo, you can’t kill it. Even when you want to. Someday I’ll tell you about the bamboo monster in our front yard. Word of advice…NEVER set your bamboo free. It needs structure. Just think of it as a strong-willed child.

So, when Merfman and I moved into our house we received some plants as house warming gifts. I’ve decided that I love plants as gifts. I try to give plants over flowers for gifts since cut flowers have a short life and plants can live FOR-EV-ER.

The small-but-mighty collection.

I love the orange watering can this little guy lives in :)

This dude was a gift from parent’s of close friend. They saved this guy from yard sale! It bloomed a few weeks ago and now it’s just chillin’.

And this is my pride. This was a seedling gift from friends and it just.keeps.growing. I’m beaming. I have no idea what to do with it. It’s awesome.

This is the most recent addition to the family. Merfman’s Aunt has an awesome green thumb and she gifted this beautiful houseplant to us a few weeks ago.

I love the split in the leaf. Such a rebel.

I warned you this was wild and crazy. So far this week I’ve given you photos of my dogs and houseplants. I know, I know…I’m a wild woman.

Who said being in your mid 20’s wasn’t thrilling?!

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