Monday, February 11, 2013

Yes, that is an Ikea plant. They're the only ones I can keep alive. 

I have tried so many kinds, narrowing my range down to succulent plants only, since they are more tolerant of my forgetfulness, but no water for two months will stretch any living thing's patience no matter how apologetic you may be.



Beside it is my favorite Swiss newspaper and the beloved clock my sister gave me. Neither of those go untended - the words are read and the battery is always fresh. But the plants, well, they die.

Hence, the ikea-miracle-specimen. And as I sit down with my cup of coffee here in my favorite place, that plant smiles success back at me. It reminds me of how efficient I am and never offers up a reproach. Bless its little plastic soul...

7 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

you make me laugh. :)

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

I must admit that IKEA plants are more tolerant to negligence Allison.
Have a beautiful week.
Costas

Out on the prairie said...

Funny, I always wonder when I last watered what I have.I stay with cut flowers in my apartment, it is easier to see when they are done.

Kim said...

That's the kind of inside plant I need!

Judy said...

That's the kind I need to get for the outside, I can't seem to keep them alive in hot weather.

Nancy Claeys said...

Can you believe I've never heard of this plant? It looks like an herb.

Beautiful vignette Allison.

Jeanne said...

I live in Texas, and I too love ikea! Great plants that they have!