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Plant Inventory

Here are all the living plants in my apartment right now.
1. Pale Peach Dahlias-From the Farmers Market this Saturday.
2. Topiary-I keep a pretty pair of scissors nearby for trimmings. (it currently needs a cut)
3. Succulents-These guys are robust and very hard to kill.
4. Orchids-I get my Orchids from the Farmer’s MArket and they usually last me 3-4 months. I’ve had a lot of success with these guys.
5. Lemon Tree- (not shown) I don’t have a picture of my lemon tree because it is on my fire escape and I didn’t feel like going out there to get a sad little picture.

  1. Anonymous

    September 27, 2006

    I had a limequat tree before the ivy topiary. It did okay for a while, but I don’t think citrus like SF in general.

  2. ashlynn

    September 27, 2006

    i was just looking for some plants – thanks for the inspiration

  3. liz s

    September 27, 2006

    i was just looking for a plant too. i like the topiary. does it last long?

  4. Anonymous

    September 27, 2006

    I have managed to kill my African heather which was the prettiest color pink. At the same time I also managed to deny even one bloom from my gardenia and it eventually died. Now I’m down to a coffee plant. Plan to read and learn how to better care for plants so I can sleep in peace.

  5. jordan

    September 27, 2006

    The topiary will grow forever. Did you see the tall ones in Domino this month. Mine will be that tall in 7 years.

  6. liz s

    September 27, 2006

    yes i saw the ones in domino and thought they were adorable. now i just have to find one…

  7. Design Mom

    September 27, 2006

    When do we get a photo tour of the whole apartment?

  8. liz

    September 27, 2006

    I just spruced up the place with plants and it makes a world of difference- like new air was put into my home!

    I found in the burbs home depot has the best prices.

    my split-leaf philodenrons last forever. even when neglected.

  9. Anonymous

    September 27, 2006

    any suggestions for keeping orchids alive? i always kill mine…in fact i have a semi-dead one in my living room right now. too much water, not enough?

    nicole (emily’s friend)

  10. jordan

    September 27, 2006

    Hi Nicole!!!
    Well, my only trick with orchids is when I buy my orchid (from the orchid guy at the farmers market) I ask him how long it should last and he gives me an approximate time. That way when it dies I know it was just the orchid and not me. Then I keep it in a sunny place (but not direct sunlight) and water it once a week. I take it to the kitchen sink and let water run on it for about a minute. Then put it back in its pot.

  11. cruststation

    September 28, 2006

    Love the Pale Peach Dahlias and the Orchids, plants really brighten an apartment up.

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