A decade ago I decided to buy lots of plants.

I don’t know what this is…

I’d always had a couple of plants, but they’d always die on me.  Since I’m basically enthusiasm-driven, I realized that the only way I’d ever be able to have any non-dead plants on my windows was to buy lots and lots of them, and force myself to pay attention.  If something falls below my enthusiasm radar, it just doesn’t get done at all.
So I got like a hundred plants or something.  When I get enthusiastic, I get…  obsessed.

This has to be a crassula
This can’t be anything but a bromeliad
Citrus.  Of some kind.
This is definitely an aloe
That’s a myrta
Uhm…  schiffer?  Schifferia?
What are these called?  Haworthia?  Or something?
This is probably something

I’ve cut back a bit since then, and plants still die.  I travel quite a bit, and any plants that don’t survive without water for a week or two suffer.  So I have to replenish the windows sills once in a while.
These are my new recruits.

I never promised myself a rose garden

Viking to the left, Pink Fairy to the right

But now I have a rose balcony.

I wanted to have something growing on the balcony (in addition to the dirt), so I went to buy a rose bush.  I got a bit carried away, as usual, and got three of them.  A (I’m not kidding) Pink Fairy, a (I’m still not kidding) Viking, and a (how boring) Sympathie.

The Pink Fairy is the hardiest one, of course.

So now I just have to wait a couple of months, and I’m sure they’ll end up looking just like on the last picture.

Right?  I don’t have to remember to water them or anything?


I should write an Emacs-based watering interface.

This is what they’ll look like.  Right.