I love houseplants. But I also always kill them.
This year I want to overcome my houseplant handicap. I'm going to read up on each specific plant that I buy. I'm going to mark my calendar with a watering and fertilizing schedule. I'm going to find a way to keep Rufus from destroying them. (Be forewarned, little chew monster!)
This morning I bought an armload of plants from my local nursery. Then I photographed them for a new Flickr set I named project houseplant. It'll be a way to track progress, and also a way to remember the names of the plants after I've lost those flimsy plastic stakes. (One of my new plants is called a ZZ Plant, and another is called Song of India – aren't those cool names?)