I’ve always loved plants and flowers. However, up until this past fall I hadn’t really had anything more than “fresh” cut flowers from the local grocery store.
After the trip to a local gardening/landscape center with a good friend, I realized I’d caught the gardening bug. I picked up a few plants that were recommended, and now want more. There were so many different varieties to choose from, and so many I fell in love with.
Unfortunately I’ve found myself frustrated with the difference between the plants I want and the plants I have the appropriate environment for in my home.
Turns out a lot of plants need light, and while my apartment is pretty well lit, the bright afternoon sunlight that filters through the windows doesn’t quite reach deep enough into the living space to allow many plants to thrive past 10 feet from the windows.
The afternoon sunlight is great, I’m just limited in how much space I have in direct access to the windows. Even more so due to the four legged pruner skulking around.
Ideally I wanted to have some kind of flowering plant that could reside on or near the dining room table, and more that could survive on top of the kitchen counter. After trying a low-light begonia, I’ve discovered that even with as bright as this place gets from the direct afternoon light, that light doesn’t reach far enough in to sufficiently feed even a low-light plant.
Is it too much to ask for a gorgeous, overly-abundant flowering plant out there that doesn’t need light? *shakes fist* I COMMAND IT!
That’ll work, right?