A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth.Thomas S Monson
I love houseplants. Ferns, ficus, palms, peace lilies, pothos, I love them all.
I think it comes from being a young wife in the early 70's. We all
had plants hanging from macrame hangers all over our one bedroom apartments.
We were pretty groovy back then.
Houseplants seem to add a little life to a room, especially in the winter
when there's not much green or growing outside.
One of my favorite plants is ivy. I especially love ivy topiaries that come in all
shapes and sizes.
I've had this one for a few years now. It loves the north facing window it sits
in front of. I water it a couple of times a week and feed it every now and then.
About every six months it needs a little trim.
Looks like this one does too.
I take the trimmings and stick some of them in small bottles filled with water.
I just love these little ivy sprigs. They fit just about anywhere.
When they grow nice long roots I take them out of the bottles and plant them all together in a small clay pot. Then I have another ivy plant to set on the front porch or somewhere in my house or give to someone as a gift. Or if you still have your macrame hanger, that would work too.