Weeee, spring is finally here! And so many good things are happening to me, too, or not happening exactly, but there are so many little glimmers of hope, just little pinpricks like a starry sky where each star could explode Big Bang-style into an entire, beautiful universe at any given moment. Awfully enigmatic, I know, but I'm not ready to share anything more about those things – not just yet! Suffice it to say that spring is in the air and life is good.
We went two years living in apartments without outdoor space for plants, so I'm over the moon about our huge front porch, back deck, and little yard. No more re-potting houseplants in the middle of the living room floor, hooray!
We share a little house with our landlord, whose apartment is upstairs, and he's planning to build raised beds soon, where I'll put our vegetables and herbs. I would have had the hardest time choosing what to grow, but luckily some dear friends offered us their extra seeds, some in packets and some harvested from their own community garden plot. I had so much fun sorting through the little paper envelopes, taking stock of what promises to be a very colorful (and hopefully bountiful) garden.
Until we can begin planting outside, I'd like to pot some leafy plants for indoors. I took the photo in this post a year ago this week, when I filled our one-room, 500-square-foot loft with a dozen or so houseplants. It was such a tiny space that the effect was almost jungle-like, but our houseplant collection feels sparse now that we've spread our plants out in our new, more spacious home (and, let's just be frank here, killed a few of them, too.)
What are you planting this year, either indoors or out? In the past, I've gravitated toward succulents for indoors, which did well in our apartment without needing a lot of attention. Succulents are adorable, but I want bigger, more robust plants that will fill our rooms. I'd love suggestions for hardy large houseplants if you have any to share!