Tropical Plants

I need to stop buying plants, but I won’t. When I was working at the farm and thought I would be forever, I bought plants and put them right into the ground, and I was around to care for them and love them. So many orchids and hibiscus! But after it was clear that it wasn’t a good fit, and I was trying to figure out where I will live etc. etc., you would think that I would have stopped buying plants. You would be mistaken.

I have, however, started storing them on my little lanai, outside my room. I haul water in a five-gallon bucket to water them everyday. (Must buy a hose for here, or bring one from the farm that I bought.) I put my coffee grounds on them every day, and talk to them. They are all still thriving, but will need to get into the ground, soon.

Hibiscus are my favorite, I think. I have eight or so varieties. A vanilla bean orchid! Two different types of bamboo. Poinsettia is a bush here in Hawaii! I couldn’t resist. ’tis the season! I even have a little fir tree that I’m going to use as a holiday tree, just for me.