I am actually in my home as I write - I am going to count the house plants we have. I guarantee I will not get the same number twice.
16 - 15 of those are in the main dining - kitchen - living area.
We also rescue plants.
This one Kerry rescued a couple of years ago - we weren't sure it would survive. It only had a few leaves - oh how I love this ficus tree!
We also have plants that were gifts for milestones...
My mom & dad sent this one to me when I finally defended my dissertation! That was in October of 2011.
And evidently we have plants with a mind of their own. In the photo below notice how the one on the upstairs landing has decided to come toward the light (oh there's a blog for another day...) and is crawling around the deer. The plant on the right of this picture is a cactus of some sort. A person I worked with several years ago had several of these and they are easy to share. In fact I have at least 3 pots with this plant and I think a couple more outside. They are quite easy to grow - would you like one?
There's another one of the cactus plants with a football decoration. The plant in the background I don't so much remember the history behind that one but this one in the tall pot - it is from the services for Kerry's grandmother. That was in April of 2007.
From The Codys when I finished that doctorate!
This final one from our landing the closest plant is the one that is growing toward the light - in the far left background is the ficus tree - on the shelving with the TV is a plant from Uncle Mike for Corey's senior year in football (2010) - then there's a palm tree just to the right of the wooden beam and just to the left of the top deer's nose is a plant from my dear friends who now live in Denison. That plant was sent to Corey after his football injury (2010).
For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign Lord will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations.
**** 16 - in the dining/kitchen/living area this time.
Always, May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 2 Corinthians 13:14.