I'm going to let you in on a little secret. It's actually more like a special talent that I possess. I don't like to brag but I have this innate ability to make plants wither and slowly die just by looking at them. This is why, when we attempt to keep plants in the house, I not only refuse to look at them, but I certainly won't touch them for fear they'll simply give up on life and dry up. Watering a plant makes me nervous because I never know if I'm giving them too much or too little water and judging by past attempts at keeping these little green friends alive, I am almost always incorrect in watering measurements.
I'd like to keep plants in the house. I think they're incredibly charming and add an organic feeling to just about any space. With our new space, I'm going to attempt to turn over a new leaf and learn how to be more plant friendly. We currently have two plants on our porch and so far I haven't gone anywhere near them. B's taken over responsibility for keeping them alive and I can only hope he knows what he's doing. If you have any suggestions for resilient plants (besides cactuses, thank you very much) that I might have a chance of keeping alive, I'd love to hear them!