Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Bathtub to Garden Tub

Yesterday and today I moved plants from the guest bathtub to the great outdoors.

In pure FIFO inventory style, vinca vines were the first addition last fall and the first to move out.

My younger daughter brings her leftover plants when they grow too large or too brown and, even though I have a natural killer thumb, I manage to salvage most by ignoring them except for a random drink.

One granddaughter left a large container of something with one stem on it in my garage along with several boxes of stuff when she left for college the first time - I brought it inside several months afterward when it appeared to have a leaf of life left and it's now grown large and full enough to hide my treadmill. Lucky me!

The tub needs vacuumed and spruced up as there are only a few plants left inside. You might notice that the shower door handle, which came off some years back, serves as a plant shelf. The wrought iron plant stand, formerly in the tub on a mat to prevent tub rust, is now outside and sports a small fountain as well as some freshly moved greens.

1 comment:

stebbijo said...

I like plants and I have a few in my home that make me happy. There are some that just flat don't like me - haven't figured out why.

Growing a really healthy ivy is never going to happen for me. If I have to give them too much attention - they are toast.

Right now, I have an African Violet that won't bloom and it's really starting to irk me. I may throw it out if it doesn't start to cooperate. Been taking care of the thing for over two years - I have about had it! :-)