So where, oh where, are my seed catalogs??? My mailbox is not empty of bills. My mailbox is not empty of magazines like ‘Family Handyman,’ to remind me of all that we have to do around this money pit of a 1950 tri-level. My mailbox is not empty of the local newspaper telling me what idiots are going to throw their hats into the ring for village president this year. My mailbox is not empty of restaurant coupons & store flyers for all the January sales. My mailbox is not empty of companies wanting to sell us insurance now that it’s a new year & the dogs are still waking us up alive at 4am every morning (bless their little totally misguided hearts).
But so far, not a seed catalog in sight.
So I have to settle for tending to my indoor gardening. And lo & behold, one of the Sansevieria francisii plants is gifting us with a flower stalk for January.
This plant has given me many many babies over the years. The actual original plant is the 5 or 6 long leaves coming straight up on the right side of the pot. They date back to around the mid-1980s.
The little drops of pollen can be seen in the close-up below. Sticky sticky sticky stuff. The kind of stuff that super glue is probably made of.
As much as I detest this house, the huge amount of sunlight is something I’ll miss terribly when we sell it. Sansevierias are promoted all over the place as being great houseplants because they don’t need a lot of light. Well, they can survive in low light conditions, yes, but they thrive sitting near windows with lots & lots of light.