With all the talk of snow, cold, and wind, and seemingly no end in sight, I am going to share my love of house plants with you. I have plants all over the house. I love to watch them grow....I love the green of them....I love to see buds and flowers appear on them. Most of these plants I've grown from little starts and I've had them for years. I confess... I talk to them. It must work ~ they're thriving. I couldn't imagine not having plants around me. Loving the outdoors and gardening so much ~ having plants in the house brings some of that in during the cold, drab winter months.
I have always wanted an orchid plant but never purchased one because of the high cost and fear of losing it. About a month ago, the local grocery store had a cart with a few sad looking, half dead orchid plants that were marked down, so I figured why not give it a try. Well, this week my first orchid opened up and there are four more buds getting ready to open. Ah, sweet success. My African violets have been blooming all winter long, so I've had the joy of these few flowers.
I've been seeing robins in the yard for the past two weeks. This has to be a good sign! Yesterday, while sitting at my desk, the starlings suddenly swooped down from somewhere and invaded the front yard. I do believe Spring is near.