Saturday, January 31, 2009

A little green in New Mexico

No, I am not a "greenie".

But here in New Mexico, we are surrounded by so much brown that I heard someone say, "In New Mexico, green is an accent color" and that is so true.

We try to have as many green xeric plants in our yards as we can get to grow well, with as little watering as possible.

However, I have also chosen to fill the indoors of our house with green plants.

I think I have learned how to take care of houseplants fairly well over the years, meaning I don't kill too many of them anymore. Since we have moved to New Mexico, the houseplants I have gotten have been flourishing... and all this green in our house brings us a lot of enjoyment. I am always adding more plants; I guess I will be doing that until I run out of room.

Hey Val: Your book turned up in one of the pictures!


Buck said...

One of the biggest things I miss about a fixed address is house plants... as I simply have NO space for 'em in El Casa Móvil De Pennington. Which is quite the change from past lives... and not a particularly good change, at that.

Your choice in plants and mine are/were remarkably similar, Sharon, although I also had two or three ficus trees "on the prem" in the way-back.

WasSoggyInSeattle said...

I need to get some house plants. I gave all of mine away before we moved. Your pics makes me want a few too.

Towanda said...

Buck - I bet you could find room for one little bitty teeny tiny houseplant to love. :)

Soggy - I only brought two plants with me when I moved and getting rid of all the rest of them was one of the hardest things about moving. I started buying plants as soon as we got here. The garden stores have such high prices, that I get my plants at Lowe's and Home Depot - both of those places have nice plants and nice pots too AND they are inexpensive.

Kris, in New England said...

I have to have houseplants around me - even at work. They are so life-affirming and always make me happy.

Yours are gorgeous!

Val said...

I love the top picture! That book looks familiar!