Wednesday, April 3, 2013
My newest obsession, Air Plants :)
My latest obsession is the "air plant". If you have been around this ole world for a few years like me, you will remember these little plants. They are from the bromeliad family. I guess I always think of the large plants that I have seen in the past. I really had forgotten about the small species.
I was reading a blog Cherish Dream Live and she was posting about these wonderful little Air Plants she had bought. I could hardly wait to finish reading her post to see if I could find myself some of these cute and quirky plants. I went to the local Home Depot, and then to our local plant store. No one had any. I then checked on Etsy and found quite a few of these wonderful little plants are available on the world wide web. :) Yes, I was happy....and I ordered me some.
The weather has been a bit cooler than usual, and the person I ordered from offered a heat pack to go in the box in case you were afraid of the plants freezing on their trip to your home. I of course wanted them to be nice and warm in their little box during their trip to Oklahoma.
My plants made it to the house in record time. I was so excited to get them out of their paper bags and see just what I had gotten. The buyer that I bought from had written their botanical name on each of the paper bags, and to make it easy for me to record them, I just took my handy I-Phone out and took pictures of each one of them.
Now for the fun part. Finding containers for my new found loves. I have several toothpick holders, that my mother given me. She used to collect them. They are perfect for my newest additions.
I put them in the containers, and then I remembered I had a couple of little tiny vases that were my grandmothers. I dug out a very cute little yellow vase along with an orange one as well.
My air plants are doing well. They have a new home in my kitchen window. They get the morning sun, and seem to be satisfied with their location. I am still learning on how to take care of them, but I just take them out of their containers every 2 or 3 days and hold them under the water faucet for a few minutes. Dry them off, and back they go in their little homes. I just love that they don't have to have soil. They are completely happy without it.
I understand that there is a fertilizer that you can use on them, but I haven't gotten any as of yet. I am still thinking I may want a few more. If you think they would be a fun addition to your home, please check them out online. I am very pleased with the ones I bought. Good luck and good growing. :)