I was down there at the corner of happy and healthy this past Monday morning and a clerk was putting out some houseplants. Maybe if they have put them out a week earlier, I would have bought one. I was looking for houseplants around that time—even went to Kroger up there on Madison Avenue searching for some, but none were in my area of Covington.
I’ve always liked houseplants in my living area and I’m usually pretty good at keeping them alive, but I was down to only one plant in my studio apartment—a bamboo plant that I purchased from Walgreens a year ago. I have it on my writing desk and I still like it, but I wanted and needed more houseplants.
On Father’s Day, I told my daughter I wanted to try and find some houseplants but I didn’t know where to look. She did. In her car, we went to Lowe’s in Highland Heights. She wanted to get me a houseplant for Father’s day, so I got this plant called “Song of India Dracaena.” There it is in the photo next to the pig (Please don’t ask anything about the pig. I’m writing a CityBeat column about it in July). I’m sure this plant has an everyday type of name, but I don’t know what it is yet. For now, I’m just going to call it Song.
It was nice of my daughter to purchase the plant for me and while I was at Lowe’s, I got me a “Sansevieria” plant which a lot of people know as a snake plant. Others have been telling me that the most common name for it is mother-in-law tongue. I’ll take their word for it.
So now I’m set on houseplants for a while. Too bad, Walgreens. You were a week late in getting your plants out. That’s actually OK with me. I’m probably ending up with healthier plants purchased from Lowe’s than I would ever get down there at the corner of happy and healthy.
(Photo taken by my daughter)