Thursday, February 16, 2012

at home

at home with mike mills

i recently developed a green thumb when i rescued a gnarly, flowerless orchid plant from the garbage at my place of work.  i googled where to trim the stem, repotted it and plopped it in our north-facing window without much hope for regrowth.  when we returned from our wedding trip, there was suddenly a new stem shooting out, and now it has 4 fully-opened blossoms and another 5 buds getting ready to shine.  my husband bought me two gorgeous staghorn ferns for my birthday, and the man at the nursery gave me a meek-looking orchid to see if i could bring it back to flower too.  i've also been reading this book of house plants that i thrifted at goodwill in portland the other year.

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