So I’ve been on a bit of a blog break, yes — it’s because we’re sort of maybe kind of attempting to buy a home, perhaps. (We’re still working on the details.)Â But the prospect of a) having a garden again for the first time in almost 5 years, plus b) restoring our houseplant collection since last year’s engagement sort of left me so busy that I killed them all, well… it’s been Nursery Time for me!
Literally the only plants I had left were a couple sad succulents from my Copper Vine Groupon that had gone awry, and a tiny rubber plant whose last leaf fell off this week. (Oops.) So after some minor link-hopping, I discovered from re-nest that certain lovely-smelling plants would help us sleep better AND freshen the air, and certain other plants would help clean the air. Perfect excuse for a Molbak’s run to prep for our (fingers crossed) new house!
Because I didn’t want to get any HUGE new plants that would be traumatized by two trips in a row, I just limited it to a small sansivieria, a tiny jasmine polyanthus and a tiny gardenia bush. But in mucking about with those, I also got inspired to replant one of my succulents into a makeshift terrarium. (Which I then over-watered and traumatized, but I figured it’ll readjust and forgive me if I predictably ignore it for a while. It felt good to get dirt under my fingernails again for the first time in ages!
So sad: all three of the above-pictured plant scenarios totally died. Yeah. I failed there. But I DID manage to nurse the gardenia I bought back to life, and I got a new (pricier, for the same size) jasmine polyanthus at Swanson’s. And the sansivierias are doing fine at my and Grant’s respective offices. So there’s that!