When we gardeners pine for the warm days of spring, a poplar activity is to spruce up the inside of the house.
(Pause. Can you believe I was able to use three tree names in one sentence that isn't even about trees? What a horticultural use of words. Top that! Write a worse sentence than that using plant names. I dare you.)
Don't be afraid to continue reading, there are no more sentences like that, I promise. And I decided not to post more truths about midwestern Zone 5 winters for awhile because I think some people were beginning to worry about me, that maybe I wasn't getting enough sun or something.
I also think it was depressing some of my fellow Hoosier bloggers to be reminded about the truth about our winters. I'll save up the rest of the truth for some nice snowy day in January, maybe for that special day in January known as "my birthday".
We had some sun today, but since I worked all day, I only got to be out in it at lunch time. Even that little bit was nice. Then as I drove through my neighborhood on the way home, I saw where one of the neighbors had just finished mowing their lawn. No fair! I want to mow the lawn one more time, but I don't think I'll get a chance.
I consoled myself that my lawn really didn't need to be mowed and it was probably too wet, anyway. That neighbor doesn't seem all that "garden savvy", what was he doing out there? And the reason I could tell he had just mowed the lawn is because he did it so that most of the leaves and grass blew out into the street. That's not very neighborly!
Where was I? Oh, yes, I was writing about sprucing up the inside of the house in the winter when we can't garden outside anyway.
I don't know if anyone noticed in a recent post about activities in my sunroom that the walls in there are plain, plain, plain. I've decided to change that! Right after Christmas, when I have a few extra vacation days, I plan to paint the walls and otherwise decorate the sunroom a bit more.
I do realize that it might be better to paint the sunroom in the spring or summer when I could move all the plants outside. Don't try to talk me out of it, I'll just move those plants into the living room.
I have no idea what color to paint that room. Green comes to mind, but the counters are green and the floor is greenish. Not knowing what color to paint it won't stop me, either. I'm sure I'll figure out a color when I look at the 10,000 paint chips at the hardware store.
I might decide there just isn't time to do it after Christmas. Nope, I'm not going to talk myself out of it.
I'm committed to this project. Sometime in early January, expect to see a post featuring the *New* *Improved* sunroom.
I do have a few issues to work through when I move the plants out of the sunroom. The picture above is of the night blooming cereus which is growing up through the plant stand and is all caught up in the blinds. I'll have to move it out, somehow.
But I think it will be easy to move compared to this cactus.
Ugh, and those white blinds need to go, too.