Aloha plant fans,
Sadly, I barely remember the last time I blogged about plants. The university semester started on August 21st and I've been absorbed with coaching college freshmen on their writing.
I spent the last few weeks reviving my houseplants.
Yes, I've watered them regularly (some too regularly...), but I neglected to trim the dead parts, fertilize, and groom them. I was giving my plants minimal care and attention. I realized that they not only needed care, attention, and debugging, I missed my plant grooming therapy too.
So cheers to returning to regular blogging and plant mothering.
Today I fondly remember the Tiny Plant Shop, a cozy plant store within Echo & Atlas, a chic boutique in Honolulu's Chinatown. I stumbled upon this gem last May. (And I’ll return there on Tuesday!)
I was drawn to the cryptanthus plants, a.k.a. earth stars, a.k.a. bromeliads, in the window. The shop lady said they were sickly and needed sun. She convinced me to revive one. I recall her promising that they get pinker with sun. Pinker? I was convinced. Now, she's the largest earth star in my home.
All she needed was more sun and a bigger pot. And friends! I adopted her friends at a neighborhood plant sale. The magenta one is a different variety.
But back to my original encounter with the Tiny Plant Shop! With the earth star, I also picked this cute rabbit's foot fern in a glass pot. A glass pot!
At work this summer, he perked up an air conditioned office desk. I love this tiny ecosystem. Now he thrives in my apartment bathroom on natural light and humidity.
Be back soon in tiny fashion,
All photos are my own. © 2017
I'm Jade, a mama and friend to plants and stuffed animals. I blog about comforts of home in Honolulu.
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