Fall Planting


Over the weekend we spent a few hours sheet mulching my dad’s garden in preparation for next season. I planted a small bed of garlic which will overwinter and start growing in the spring. In contrast to those hardy garlic cloves which sleep soundly through the freeze, I brought some more delicate green things into our house.

I am very happy to finally have some plants in our living space. Our new apartment gets lots of wonderful light so I hope I can give these plants a good environment in which to thrive. The greenhouse where I chose the plants had a sign saying that you need something 15-18 plants to purify the air in 1000 square feet. I was tempted to bring home more plants, but I decided to make sure that I can keep these few alive until the garlic begins to sprout. I usually find house plants more difficult than garden annuals but I have done some research and I hope to give them the best care I can. Having some living green things inside helps our house to feel even more like a home.

Do you have any favorite house plants?



  1. Mary Preston

    October 24, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    I really have to take care of my living room and add some flowers! I'm really glad I've found your blog!

  2. Anna

    October 24, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    It's always nice to have green and growing things nearby!

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