I can’t really do much gardening yet because I’m still learning the climate here. But that hasn’t stopped me from dreaming about it.
I do know that my back yard gardening will be mostly in containers, because most of the back yard is cement, so I’ve been keeping my eye out for big planter pots that I like.
There was one at the discount home store that caught my eye – it was about three feet tall, and had an interesting mosaic pattern on it. But it was big and heavy, and I didn’t know if I should spend the money on it, so I didn’t get it. Weeks went by, so I thought it was gone, but then I saw it again:
I got another orchid. I actually got this a few weeks ago, but haven’t posted about it.
It first caught my eye because of its small size and its intensely-colored flowers. Then when I did an internet search on the Latin name, I was convinced. This is a Doritaenopsis, which is a summer-blooming variety of orchid. Cool! I’ll have months of flowers!
There’s still more room left on the sill. I can get more orchids!
I have been resisting getting plants, but I couldn’t resist getting a zz plant. The are nearly indestructible, they grow in low light, and they are slow growing, so you don’t have to repot them often.
Except this one seems to be growing fast. Two new big leaves have sprouted in the last few weeks. Will it grow like this all the time, or is it just experiencing a spring growth spurt? I guess I’ll find out…