If you’ve had a chance to read the last post, THE STUDIO SESSIONS you know that I love plants. It goes a bit beyond that but hey, let’s face it. You can only use batshiz crazy so many times and still have the effect.
I’m going to take you on a little tour of my house as we go through this post. I have close to 60 indoor plants within my walls at this moment and just as many to come inside for the winter.
I thought it would be good to show and tell about some of them before the weather changes and my decor takes on lots of new looks.
I can remember way back in my twenties when I bought my first house. I had seeds ordered for the garden before I had my bed set up.
I filled every space I could with houseplants. Even decades later, I still learn something new all the time about plants.
I also remember a day in my doctor’s office when my debilitating anxiety came to a head, and my doctor told me that I was no longer able to continue my work as a lab technologist (I screened people for cancer). He compared me to a beautiful flower, trying to bloom in a garbage dump.
The stories about leaving the lab, how I became a Certified Sommelier and my triumph over anxiety are all through this website. Look around; it’s an inspirational story any day of the week.
Now many years later, the irony of his analogy makes me grin from ear to ear. The sweet revenge my life has become is too much to stand sometimes.
I’ve been loved and nurtured, by my friends and family, just like the plants I look after, and I’m in the FULL BLOOM stage of my life. I even wear the perfume from GUCCI called BLOOM.
So when I say I’m a PLANT HOARDER, I want to differentiate that I’m not one of those diseased or psychotic freaks on TLC.
I don’t neglect my plants or forget them.
I don’t talk to them either, but I happily approve of those who do.
I use plants to create art. I love connecting to something larger than myself.
I start with a small plant. I make sure I get to understand its needs and then nurture it to a healthy piece of plant material and then sometimes expand a plant into a collection depending on how much I love it. A great example of that is succulents and cacti. I’ve really gone crazy with them and think it best to save them for a gripping feature post in the future.
I’m going to leave you now, but do wish to connect with you. Thank you for subscribing and reading our material at Princess and The Yard Ape.
It is so fun to share with you.
Kellie & Dave
Oops, I almost forgot to mention the tunes I listened to while I furiously typed this note to you.
- WHAT I NEED ~ NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS
- HOME AGAIN ~ MICHAEL KIWANUKA
- HOLD ON (FEAT. MAPEI) ~ OLSSON