For years we’ve known that caring for pets is good for the physical and mental health of the elderly. Recently, though, we’ve found that there are huge health benefits for the elderly (at least for me) for caring for house plants. I’ve always liked having house plants around, but my recent bout of sciatica brought it home, big time. I was in more pain than I’ve ever known. My plants though, helped me focus on something else.
Here are some of my favorites:
Joy of new leaf coming out
7:00AM: First Light
Same plants from the side at 3:00PM
Avocado Bonsai Tree
Propagating Elephant Ear Leaf
Avocado Bonsai Tree / One Year
Fiddle-leaf Fig (Note stand made of old VHS cassette tapes)
Kitchen Appliance Pots
Redwood Tree Bonsai
Hooray for houseplants – outdoorplants, too.
7 thoughts on “The Joy of House Plants”
I’m with you on that! They are like pets. It’s thrilling to see how they sprout snd grow and respond to light. I like my coleus the best. I’ll send some pics. (But not sure about those kitchen appliance pots, Rick.)
so agree, rick, our lovely little planet and biosphere depends on plants and they have their own dimension everywhere….it too love having them in my home and have on in particular, a little bonsai tree I have named ‘haiku’…..hey, see you in a couple of hours as we z00m…..
I’m sure Don is looking down at you, admiring your “green thumb”!
I got into house and balcony plants big time in Italy and have spread that love to our yard in Florida now. Puttering with them, caring for them, watching what grows best where and making adjustments makes my heart happy. Even sweating over the weeding, planting and trying new things like growing veggies is satisfying. Makes sense that it helped your pain.
Your photos are gorgeous, and I get what a thrill this is. I have gotten into gardening outdoors with some of the same thrills, like the new leaf emerging. Bravo for you. But I’m super sad to her you had sciatica. I hope it’s OVER now!! — Sending love!
I love these photos and the evidence that creativity is such a wonderful way to cope with an ordeal.
Great pictures and lovely plants. And they are good air purifiers,
I used to put mine outside for fresh air and summer rains but stopped when I discovered a lizard crawling up a curtain. It must have come in on one of my plants.