When used to live in Tustin (for 12 years) in an 819 square feet condo, I had no plants indoors or out. I thought that although I was good at designing landscapes and creating beautiful gardens I was not lucky to do that in my own world. But the reality is that my old place was not energetically clean and I was too lazy to really try hard enough to keep anything alive. I also have two cats and was worried about them eating the plants and getting ill.
Fast forward to two years ago in March of 2016 when I moved to my new 424 square foot condo in Santa Ana. That is when things changed. I decided to try at growing plants both indoors and out. There is something to having fresh plants that just makes things a little bit rosier. I realized that I never had a brown thumb and that just because I lived in a small space did not mean that I could not garden. I began slowly by adding a few plants here and there. Overtime I figured out the plants that worked best in my space and how to actually keep them alive. As for my cats? Occasionally, they chew on a few plants, but never enough to have issues.
The truth is that when you have indoor plants and can watch them grow, it gives you a different feeling. A sense of joy at keeping something alive. You may think that you have a brown thumb, but what if you don't. What if with a little bit of regular care and maintenance, you just might be able to keep plants alive? At the moment I have 26 living plants and they are all very healthy. I may get more but at least I am not afraid of trying and experimenting. Gardening is much like a science lab (the same could be said about cooking) in that you experiment and see what works and does not. You eventually figure out a formula that may not work for everyone else, but does so for you.
Now I am curious to know if any of you have indoor plants and how many do you have. Comment below and let me know. I would also be interested in making a video about your indoor garden collection.