Plants please the eye

What would life be like without plants? Yes, we need them for nutrition, but we also need them to please the eye.

This orchid display was given to me by an artist, named Frances Wong. She brought it to my home on October 30, 2022. Almost 3 months have gone by, and 1 flower finally fell just yesterday. There are actually 3 separate plants, each with 1 spray of orchids. Each plant gets 1 large ice cube once a week. I prefer this system of watering, because it doesn’t disturb the arrangement in the bowl:

This is artist Frances Wong on October 30, 2022:

This is how the orchids look almost 3 months later:

I bought these colorful crotons from Home Depot recently. I water them 1-2 times per week. They are doing well on this bench in the patio:

I also bought 4 Boston ferns from Home Depot recently. I water them 3 times per week. These are green and lush, hanging from the eaves in my patio:

Finally, I bought this fern from Lowe’s in March 2022. It’s the oldest potted plant in my house! I water it 1-2 times per week. It thrives in low light on my shoe cabinet:

So far so good, all are doing well. Hope my good luck continues, as I am not known for my green thumb.

13 Responses to “Plants please the eye”

  1. DavidH Says:

    Those plants add a touch of beauty to our home. They make it a much more beautiful place.

  2. Fools Rush In Says:

    I envy you these thriving plants. It is never a favor to give me any plants because they quickly die under my care.

  3. tomthebackroadstraveller Says:

    …we have a number of house plants too.

  4. marmeladegypsy Says:

    That’s spectacular. I seem to kill plants as soon as I bring them home which is why I stick with fresh flowers, meant to die in a given time. But I do love the plants.

  5. AC Says:

    Flowers as art, especially that orchid.

  6. Doug M Says:

    The crotons are very nice, and that photo of the artist and her orchids gift is really lovely. 🙂

  7. Christine Says:

    Beautiful plants I love plants

  8. Beatrice Says:

    Flowers really brighten up an environment, but unfortunately I am not good with caring for them. That said, your orchids are beautiful and appear to be doing very well, Gigi.

  9. Elephant's Child Says:

    Hooray for plants.

  10. Linda Reeder Says:

    Your orchids look very happy.

  11. Iris Flavia Says:

    Very beautiful, all of them!
    I´m not really lucky with flowers (we call that “black thumb”) but Ingo presented me with Gerberas in a pot and I really try my best to nourish them.
    Flowers bring joy 🙂

  12. Nancy Chan Says:

    Orchids are beautiful and lasting. You are taking good care of the plants and they are all thriving.

  13. DJan Says:

    How very lovely. The orchids are so pretty!

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