a garden update. asheville

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how does your garden grow?

well, our garden grows inside these days

i’m not going to try to deny it (there’s no point)

i miss all the color and all the plant life/flowers that surrounded our miami home

i miss my orchids growing in the trees, i miss my hibiscus, i miss the water hyacinth, i miss the random things that would voluntarily grow, i miss our lime and lemon trees (yes, those stayed behind too)

so, last week, i dedicated a lot of my time to creating special corners/nooks in our new home

that meant going out and grabbing some new green friends

it feels good to be surrounded by color again

joining Annie with how does your garden grow?

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i bought some daffodils for the bedroom. because yellow makes me happy

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planted some baby aloe from the big mama aloe plant

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also in the bedroom, some japonica from a neighbor’s yard that i foraged at night in almost twenty degree weather

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speaking of japonica

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super aloe mama that i’ve had for almost ten years

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a super aloe mama offspring

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more offsprings. and more giraffes also

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new store bought orchids

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and speaking of orchids… i’m trying to not feel horribly guilty (or selfish) for not having left my miami orchids in the trees

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i purchased these awesome pods through amazon and i am trying… a lot of them have died though (tears)

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african violets brought all the way from miami for my birthday

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a bathroom nook that is hidden and in front of the toilet but it doesn’t matter. it gets really good afternoon light and i need to look at pretty at all times

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i can’t believe i bought a bromeliad…

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i wish i could be a moss fairy and live in there

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