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it’s a new week, and the 2nd day of spring. and so i’m sharing a photoshoot with my new green plant.
i really don’t know what got into me but i was at the market last weekend buying some eggs and veg when i walked by the flower stall on my way home and saw this plant. i love houseplants – i dream of living in a place with lots of green plants and succulents hanging around … nothing fancy, just simple plants in reclaimed or recycled pots, perched on windowsills and side tables. unfortunately, i have a horrible way with plants. i honestly don’t know what i do (or don’t do), but they die under my care. friends tell me i water too much, others say i water too little, and everyone is astounded by how i can kill a succulent in 2 month’s time by doing absolutely nothing at all. when i moved to london, the few plants i had in brooklyn went to live with my mom & dad, and they are flourishing there (and thanking their lucky stars that i moved away). in london, i’ve hesitated to buy many plants because of my previous track record, but also because i can’t move them back to the US with me when i go. although, i often think it’d be nice to leave a few well-loved plants with friends here – like a parting gift.
anyway. last weekend i bought this small hellebores for 2 quid just because i liked the way it looked. it’s a perennial, not a houseplant, so i might donate it to my gardening neighbor soon for his garden. or perhaps i’ll put it in a bigger pot and leave it on my stoop in hopes that i can keep it alive long enough to give it to a friend someday soon.
as you can probably imagine (based on this inordinately long & rambling post about green plants), vintage plant is one of my all-time favorite websites to browse.