Last year I wanted to try my hand at "gardening". I bought a yellow rose bush and made Lauren plant it for me. We had beautiful roses for a few weeks until aphids appeared and I gave up and stopped watering it entirely. Fail.
Several months ago I wanted to spruce up the apartment with indoor plants. How hard could it be? We went to Ikea and each picked out a plant. I enlisted Lauren again to do the planting and I was in charge of watering. I'm happy to report that these two plants are doing great and I love the touch of green that they add to the place.
A few weeks ago, I had an epiphany. If I can keep indoor plants alive, I could surely grow vegetables, right? So Lauren and I headed to Home Depot and wound up back home with tomato, strawberry, and basil plants. Again, Lauren planted them and I've taken charge of the watering schedule. I am very proud to say that they are thriving. The tomato and strawberry plants have already started to blossom.
During this same Home Depot excursion, we picked out three succulents, and I planted them all by myself. We decided to keep the succulents inside. We previously had potted succulents outdoors, and they too had suffered miserably. So, our new succulents are keeping the Ikea plants company inside, and they're doing okay indoors. The jade is doing really well, but the other two are getting a little funky. I have no idea what's up with that.