Let There Be Light

My usual cure for my impatience with early spring – waiting to plant seeds, waiting for seeds to grow – is to buy myself a new houseplant.

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Nothing fancy, just a little something  to bring life and color and give me a bit of dirt under my fingernails. Cheap therapy. This year I went with a $4 Pothos. Not my favorite plant in general, but I was drawn to these leaves, which have golden spots that give the impression of being filled with light. Just what I need to get me through mud season.

Air Freshener

If at all possible, I recommend planting something that smells sweet outside your window.

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These days the scent of our tall phlox is drifting in through the kitchen and dining room windows, freshening things up after a stretch of hot and humid weather.