I’ve never had plants around the house, though I’ve always tried. I definitely don’t have a green thumb, and I’ve never been able to keep any plants alive. But last year I read about how good they are to have in the house, and I really wanted to get some and try not to kill them. 🙂
I found that spider plants and aloe plants were ‘supposed’ to be easy to grow and they were very pretty looking. I was on the hunt. I looked at a lot of different nursery’s and stores, and couldn’t find them. Finally, Paul and I found them at a local store, well we at least found the spider plant. We couldn’t find the aloe plants, but Paul did find a peace lily plant he wanted to get.
We picked up the plants and some pretty pots to put them in and brought them home. I re-potted them, and we put them around the house. Within a couple of days, my mom gave us some aloe plants she got from a friend, so I re-potted those too.
That was all last fall. I’ve been waiting to see if I would kill them. 🙂 One of the things I learned was not to water them too much. That most people kill their plants by watering them too much, not too little. So I’ve been very careful with how much I water them. After about 6 months, I’m proud to say they are not only all still alive, but thriving! Of course I did try to grow some herbs during this time too, and those lasted about a month. 🙁 Oh well, at least my plants are still around. What do you think?