My Plant Strategy

My Plant Strategy

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I have a plant strategy that works really well for me. It goes like this: 

  1. Buy a "hardy" plant.
  2. Wait for it to die.
  3. Buy another plant.

Jenna wants me to get some big tall plants for my living room. And I love the idea - I mean, plants do add something really special to a space... So I was thinking, I should become a plant person. 

I did some research... and, well, I'm not going to become a plant person. 

Yes, yes, there are a ton of great lists and articles out there. Apartment Therapy is particularly great for this kind of stuff. If you can make it through The Ultimate Guide to Never Killing a Houseplant Again, you will be an expert.

But my eyes glazed over somewhere between re-potting instructions and this list of "hardy" plants: 

  • Sansevieria Trifasciata
  • Zamioculcas Zamiifolia
  • Dracaena Sanderiana


There is literally no chance that I will a) sound out those words b) write them down and c) go to a store and ask for them. And even if I did, I would instantly forget any/all watering instructions. Mostly because plant people say things like "Water every 3-6 days, unless you think it doesn't need it. Or a little more if your house is dry... but don't over-water!"


It's like giving the book "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" to someone who doesn't cook. You might think you are being helpful and inspiring, but they'd rather you give them a jar of spaghetti sauce.

I just want a cheap plant that I can replace when it dies.... like a basil plant for the kitchen. Or a single flower in the bathroom. Basically anything I can buy at the supermarket.

A £200 fica tree is not a sound investment. Sorry, Jenna. I just can't do it.

Our fall routine: a bird, a dog and a bodega

Our fall routine: a bird, a dog and a bodega

Rain boots or wellies?

Rain boots or wellies?