Thursday, January 11

I'm now a plant owner!

I bought a little spider plant. I used to love my all-green, non-striped spider plant. I got one from my mom years and years ago, and every time we moved, I'd take one of the babies with me... usually wrapped in a paper towel, placed in a cup, and traveling in a cup holder.

One Kentucky summer (maybe 4 years ago?), I had the bright idea to put my houseplants outside. This actually worked quite well for a while... then the weather got to them one way or another. Out of sight was easily out of mind, especially with the parenting challenges I was dealing with at the time. I lost a lovely jade plant I'd bought on a visit to a conservatory with my grandmother, my spider plant, and a few others. I was so disappointed! Later on, a friend gave me a bamboo plant as a birthday gift. Somehow, I managed to kill that, too. At that point I totally gave up on houseplants.

Well, moving here has given me hope that maybe I can grow houseplants again. The hooks all over the house are whispering their dreams and wishes to me. They're giving me a vision of the greenery that surrounded Mena here, and encouraging me to try following in her footsteps. I doubt I will ever be known for my gardens like she was, but if I can keep a spider plant alive, that's a start.


  1. Want a little (I mean big) spider to go with the spider plant?


  2. Wow, do we miss you all. Jon was asking about your J the other day. I reminded him that you all had moved and how your J had written him a letter since you were SO far away now. He says we should come visit so he can see your new house. :o)

    Changing topics, who is Mena?

    And changing again, tonight is our meeting. Email me with your phone number or something so we can chat sometime.

  3. Along the lines of what Kathleen said, I thought you were trying to get away from spiders!! lol

    I'm a houseplant killer, too, unfortunately. My latest victim is the unfortunate poinsettia my sil gave me after my hyst. I managed to keep it alive, though not thriving, until this week. I put it out on the porch in the springy weather and then it got cold an I killed it.