Archive for the ‘House Plants’ Category

January 30th, 2016 by Celia

2016: A Year of House Plants

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This year I intend to reacquaint with and revive my house plants. They are in desperate need of assistance.

 

Is it strange that I make New Years’ resolutions for my plants? If you consider that our house plants are a reflection of ourselves and our home life, then no, it’s not weird at all.

above: pineapple scented geranium (wintering over inside)

below:

  • plants in the south-facing window seat
  • Spanish thyme (also wintering over inside)
  • African violet
  • Monstera
  • coleus (wintering inside) with an un-known plant in front
  • Paphiopedilum Raisin Pie, an orchid hybrid

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August 28th, 2014 by Celia

I work in a most beautiful place…

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A couple of months ago, I started renting office space at a new location and I couldn’t be more pleased.
I had originally toured the space back in October of last year when I was scoping out offices but not quite ready to sign a lease. I was immediately enamored with the homey feel, natural light, thoughtful decor and of course, the plants. Since I didn’t know when I would be getting my license to practice acupuncture (most people get them around Thanksgiving, but they could come later), I decided not to rent the space because it felt a bit preemptive. Good thing I didn’t, because my license didn’t arrive until January!
One Monday in May, I woke up thinking about the office space I looked at 7 months prior. The next day I woke up and thought about it again. This happened every day that week, so on Friday I decided it was at least worth an investigation…maybe the space had opened up again? Sure enough, I saw that it was open and by that afternoon, I had viewed it and decided to move.

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November 27th, 2013 by Celia

Succulents, Norfolk Pine and Comfy Quilts

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My friend Summer is a real green thumb. Like literally, the girl is a serious gardener.

As long as I known her, she has been surrounded by a plethora of healthy, beautiful houseplants. Summer was the only person I knew in high school to have plants in her room. I really fell in love with one, it was a spider plant. Summer’s spider plant was extra special because it hung from a beautiful handmade planter/light from a local potter, Leif Bjornson. One of my favorite things to do with Summer while at her house was to investigate her houseplants. I guess things haven’t changed much because I still like to admire her plant-adorned window sills.

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November 13th, 2013 by Celia

Comforts in the Window Sill

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I just returned from a trip to my hometown. When asked what I was going to do on my first day back in Portland, I said “look out my bedroom window”. And that is what I have done!

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August 4th, 2013 by Celia

Found: Terrarium Kit from Artemisia

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Can you believe someone put a terrarium kit from Artemisia to the curb?!

And that I walked by it on the right time on the right day to bring it home? Actually, I can believe that I found it, given my track record.

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