Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin alive!
My (N.) previous attempts at keeping plants alive much less growing something have been dismal failures. So far there is only one plant that I have managed to keep alive for the past 9 years and even that guys is looking a little wilted now in the Colorado weather. Not to be daunted though, J. and decided to try our own growing challenge. Growing something from seeds is a little advanced for us so we are sticking with seedlings and established plants. Instead of flowers for Valentine’s Day I asked for a recieved this guy.
His name is Spike and he is an Aloe Vera plant. His particular brand of comfort has come in great handy now that I have switched to a safety razor. Since he seems to be doing pretty well we decided to expand and purchase some herbs and some more succulents. J. really wanted Parsley and Basil.
We cut into the parsley for the first time yesterday and I have to admit it was rather disconcerting for me to watch him “harvest” the leaves and then eat. Somehow it felt a little cannablistic. But that just shows how removed I have been from my food sources.
I on the other hand really wanted lavender after reading about it’s many medicinal uses.
And then somehow in the midst of wandering around the nursery we came across these guys and couldn’t resist.
We bought then seperately along with a plain terra cotta pot and then painted the pot and grouped them together.
So if everyone would keep their fingers crossed (for the plants sake) that we don’t kill them that would be great 🙂