October 21, 2014
Over the weekend we spent a few hours sheet mulching my dad's garden in preparation for next season. I planted a small bed of garlic which will overwinter and start growing in the spring. In contrast to those hardy garlic cloves which sleep soundly through the freeze, I brought some more delicate green things into our house.
I am very happy to finally have some plants in our living space. Our new apartment gets lots of wonderful light so I hope I can give these plants a good environment in which to thrive. The greenhouse where I chose the plants had a sign saying that you need something 15-18 plants to purify the air in 1000 square feet. I was tempted to bring home more plants, but I decided to make sure that I can keep these few alive until the garlic begins to sprout. I usually find house plants more difficult than garden annuals but I have done some research and I hope to give them the best care I can. Having some living green things inside helps our house to feel even more like a home.
Do you have any favorite house plants?