I went a little nuts. I was really feeling and missing my Mom yesterday, and followed the impulse to buy things that reminded me of her. When I was a baby, we had a massive palm tree and a huge, fragrant jasmine.
I adopted a new Ficus, no name yet, and a kumquat tree! My Oma had one of these in her little sunroom over their deck. It’s full of tiny little oranges!
I also brought home this fabulous bushy creature from Hawaii. I forget what it’s called.
After laying down in the car for a few hours, the plants started to feel confused. The leaves didn’t Understand why the direction of “up” had changed, why the light had suddenly changed. By the time we got home, the poor thing was downright dizzy.
The living room was made immediately pleasant by the addition of these new friends. They’re used to the very best, so it’ll take a while before they adjust to the angle of the light coming through a window.