Last year or so I decided- no more ms. black thumb. I may have mentioned this: that I have always kept animals quite ably but iced any and all plants. It felt like having a very very specific learning disability- one that involved murder.
So I bought an ivy last April. It didn’t die! Then an aloe, and I was careful not to water too often. It thrived. Now I have plants all over my apartment- I have grown used to running their circuit in the morning with last nights water glass as I wait for the electric kettle to boil (YES, just wearing underwear, my goodness:) Despite plants having been important enough to be a New Year’s resolution, the success has been even more rewarding than I could have thought. My apartment is lush, with a summer indoors- ok, a pale summer, but I live in New York:)