Happy Wednesday everyone! I feel bad for being a little slow about posting in April, so I'm making more of an effort this month. One of the things I've been wanting to share are some of the books that have helped me on my various projects. To keep me better about posting at a regular pace, I thought I'd start one of those alliterative blog series where I periodically share one of my favorite gardening books. I'll start by posting on the first Wednesday of every month until I forget or until you get bored of reading about reading about plants. In the interest of full disclosure, I do have Amazon Associate links on my site, and while I will link things I've bought and used, I commit to only blogging about things I've done, recommend, or care about, not things motivated by those links.
At this point, it may surprise some of you to learn that I occasionally grow things not in water. I know what you're thinking - why would anyone ever bother with messy, "ground" stuff? Well fear not, this post involves no soil whatsoever. Today I have for you the story of Pegasus, my adorable air plant.
Alright, so last weekend was a holiday weekend, I finally had all the materials for the mason jars, I just needed to plant something in them. A few weeks ago, when I was still dreaming of all-inclusive tower kits, I bought a bunch of seeds for herbs and peppers and greens. Unfortunately, most of those require full sun to grow really well (or the grow light in the tower kit of course), and I don’t really get any full sun in my Pacific northwest abode. So, it was time to find some alternatives for my jars. I embarked on a journey to find seeds for house plants… only, that’s not actually a really common thing. Turns out house plants are easier to grow from cuttings than from seeds. Or nursery containers. With soil. Also, apparently very few places have seeds in the dead of winter. Who knew.