I have confessed my black thumb before and made some of you cringe at my sloppy gardening, but this article I saw on Yahoo made me wonder if I should exert myself and get a couple of these plants in our home, since they help detoxify the air. The peace lily is pretty but I wonder how hard it is to care for. Will it go the way of my cyclamen? Any of you gardeners have advice for me?
I usually have a knitting project in mind when I write it into one of my books, but Laura’s apricot-colored shawl just kind of appeared upon the page as I was writing the first scene of Lady Wynwood’s Spies, volume 4: Betrayer , and it surprised even me. I immediately went to my yarn stash to find a yarn for it, and I searched through my antique knitting books to find some stitch patterns. I made her an elegant wool shawl she could wear at home. The shawl ended up tagging along with Laura into the next book, Lady Wynwood’s Spies, volume 5: Prisoner , where it imparts some comfort to her in her trying circumstances. The two stitch patterns are both from the same book, The Lady’s Assistant, volume 2 by Mrs. Jane Gaugain, published in 1842 . A couple excessively clever and creative knitters might have knit these patterns in the Regency era, but they would have only passed them around by word of mouth or scribbled “recipes” to friends or family, and it wouldn’t have been widely use
Get ivy. It's pretty and forgiving if you fail to water regularly.ReplyDelete
THANKS!!!! I think I will.ReplyDelete
True, Rita! The ivy they put in office buildings will develop roots on trimmings if just in water. :) If you bring any Lily plant inside, and some others, be careful if you have cats. They are toxic. I can't give much advice, as it's taken me about 20 years to have a front flower bed that reproduces itself each spring/summer with only a bit of weeding and maybe a few annuals thrown in for variety. Good luck!ReplyDelete
I don't have cats so I think I'll be okay. I might try both ivy and lilies to see which I can kill faster. :)ReplyDelete