I have really high aspirations toward gardening, but the truth is I am horrible with plants! I've killed three plants already, and I don't know what I did wrong! Jory says I have a black thumb... Which I think is unfair! Surely with some help and/or research I can become a better gardener.
We actually had to come with a plan to even have plants in our apartment, our cat is a plant-killing fiend as well. We had one house plant in our last place that we kept moving to places higher and higher, which she seemed to take as a challenge! We got this kitchen storage set from ikea, the bar and the little pots (actually for cutlery) work really well as planters! They even have holes in the bottom to let out water. Luckily for us, the cat doesn't even seem that interested in our new plants.
Oh! And I made these little plant labels out of some blank wood business cards (cut in half) and some stamps. They work even better than I planned, because since they are as thin as paper, the water travels up them and you can tell when the plants are thirsty! I think they're cute. I can't grow plants, but at least I can make things!
This is what my desk looks like right now, I'm admitting this shamefully. Work in progress is not always beautiful, and really for me I think it never is. I make way too many messes! As you can see my organizing system is piles. This makes my lovely officemate crazy... because he is super tidy and I am his polar opposite : )