But this is the time of year that makes me turn to houseplants, like returning to the safety of a beloved old sweater when the Farenheit starts to drop. I have some luck with houseplants: I've managed to keep a few pothos ivy plants, a jade plant, and a peace lily alive for well over a year and a half. Usually, my houseplants die during the summer months because I'm too busy tending my garden to meet their needs.
This year will be different! I will buy new houseplants to add life to my home, and I will not let them die on me. I found a few great lists of easy-care housplants (I'm pretty sure that's what I need...)
- Over at Garden Rant, ranter Elizabeth Licata posts her "Top Ten Houseplants, According to Me." What I like about this list is that she rates the plants by beauty, killability, and maintenance. I'll be using this as a shopping list.
- About Houseplants guide Jon VanZile has a great article listing the Toughest Houseplants: Best for Beginners. You'll notice that his list matches well with those I haven't managed to kill yet...
- And, because everyone loves flowers, especially during the winter, Jon's article "Top Flowering Houseplants," is definitely worth a look. And it reminds me that I have more amaryllis bulbs to pot up.