And plants ❤ me…or at least will soon, now that I know how to stop killing them! I took a double-header of houseplant related classes at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens on Saturday: Houseplants: 101 (AKA “How Not to Kill Your Houseplants”) & Choosing the Perfect Plant. The teacher was the enchanting professional gardener and ethnobotanist Leda Meredith (who apparently was/is also a professional dancer). Leda was extremely knowledgeable while at the same time fun/interesting enough for me to not fall asleep during the darkened-room slideshow! The first class was pretty much houseplants for dummies, and I was pleased that I knew a lot of the info already (I’m not completely hopeless!), but equally pleased to learn so many new uselful tidbits. I now feel much more confident to care for the plants I already own. The second class was a slideshow of plant options catagorized by the amount of light they need – so everyone could honestly match their apartment’s environment with suitable plants. Overall, an enjoyable day (the lunch break walk through the Gardens wasn’t half bad either!).
*Edited to add some useful websites:
The next item is a quick little gallery of my photos of PS1’s Young Architect’s Program 2008: P.F.1. (Public Farm One). The website refers to it as “an urban farm concept that evokes the look of a flying carpet landing in the P.S.1 courtyard.” See for yourself:
And finally I bring you a robotic planter that moves with the changing light. This may just allow me to have a Full, Direct Sun plant in my Partial Sun apartment. Wishlist!