Sunday, March 13, 2016

The crazy plant lady...it's me

One day, a couple of years ago, I sent a picture of the boys to my sister.  They were displaying some proud moment that they wanted Aunt Heidi to know about.  She replied some good-for-you comment to the boys then proceeded to call me a crazy plant lady!  In the background of the picture we'd sent, behind the boys, was the plant shelf you see above.  Granted, I do have quite a few house plants.
Here's the deal.  Every time I go to Lowe's, I can't help but swing over by the house plant section to see what may be set out on a clearance deal.  Usually the plants are dying, but they are marked down to a small fraction of the original cost.  They are like little plant orphans.  I can't help myself.  African violets for a quarter.  Ivies for a dime.  Larger, varied colored tropicals for two or three dollars.  They all sit there looking needy, and I know I can help them.  With a few bucks, a little time, the sun from this south facing window, and a routine watering, I can take some horrible looking plant off death's door step and freshen up the air in my house.  Well, at least that's what I tell myself anyway.
So, today, I admit to you, the public (who I will probably never have to face), I, Emily Culbertson, have a plant problem.

10 comments:

  1. Emily,

    Good for you! I had forgotten, until I read your post, that I had a friend who rescued dying plants. She was so generous with her time and never criticized us, even when we handed her our sorriest cases.

    Lost track over the years but I bet she is still saving our 'mistakes.'

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  2. Emily,

    Good for you! I had forgotten, until I read your post, that I had a friend who rescued dying plants. She was so generous with her time and never criticized us, even when we handed her our sorriest cases.

    Lost track over the years but I bet she is still saving our 'mistakes.'

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  3. That is awesome. I am the opposite. I never have luck with flowers or plants. I forget to water them or put them in the wrong spot for them to grow. I try each year, maybe this year I will have better luck.

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  4. That is awesome. I am the opposite. I never have luck with flowers or plants. I forget to water them or put them in the wrong spot for them to grow. I try each year, maybe this year I will have better luck.

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  5. Lucky you. I either over- or underwater houseplants. I am OK with vegetable gardens, but that is pragmatic, outdoor gardening. I hope you wear the title "crazy plant lady" proudly!

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  6. I didn't know about the Lowe's plant mark-downs. I might travel by some day. I have fewer plants than I used too, but feel like they're so healthy for us indoors. Love seeing your plant shelf & hearing about your rescues.

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  7. I too love flowers and plants except when they get little bugs and I can't get rid of them :-(. Love how you take the orphans home . . . I do that too!

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  8. I love your orphan plants! So sweet!

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  9. Plants cringe when I walk by. They think I'm the mean stepmother, and maybe I am. Thank you for adopting and caring for plants in my stead.

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  10. Plants hate me. I wish I could rescue them . . . I'll stick to dogs. :)

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