Or at least it is until I kill it!... Well, them.
I have found new love.
In the form of succulents.
I've had an aloe plant for a couple of years now, as well as a jade plant. The jade plant took a lot of trial and error but I finally found success with it in bright sunny windows with a tiny bit of water once a week or so... and most importantly out of reach of the dog.
I believe the one in the green pot is a member of Haworthias. The other two look similar to my jade plant, so maybe it belongs to that Family (Genus? Order? Whatever)? They look like a jade with fatter, pointier leaves.
They've been surviving in this spot for about a week now with no signs of ill health, and the dog hasn't discovered them. Or maybe he HAS discovered the bitter stuff I sprayed all over them. At any rate, I've officially taken them off suicide watch for now.
I bought them to compliment the Carribbean wall my husband and I just finished up, here:
We finally got to hang up some of the pottery we painted on vacation in Cancun, back in 2007! (Which happens to be the same trip where I took the inspiration photo for my Palmera del Coco painting.)
I had gotten these great teal stained picture frames a while back, so I put some tropical pictures in them.
Here are some photos of the ridiculousness during the painting process.
What an awful photo, but I'm sharing it anyway since it's funneh.