When we brought home two medium-sized orchids from the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show last month, our apartment was already full of plants.
In our humble two-bedroom, one-bathroom residence, we have a medium-sized peace lily, two terrariums (one big, one small), a small peperomia, four bonsai plants (all small, thankfully), and two herb pots (basil and chive).
With the exception of the bonsai plants (jade, juniper, buddha belly fig), all the others reside in the living room. So with the arrival of two orchids, we have to make room for them.
“Probably the peace lily should move,” Tjok said. It was situated on the small marble table beside the sofa, and I do agree, it has to move. (I always felt like the peace lily was too big for the table anyway). So we moved it to the floor just beside the door to the bathroom.
Not ideal, but it would do for now.
We placed the bright purple orchid on the marble side table. One down, one more to go.
“What if we put it behind the peperomia?” I asked. The plant was sitting on top the TV cabinet, just next to the window.
“Can’t,” Tjok said. “Too much sunlight.”
He decided that the white orchid would sit in the middle of the coffee table. It would have to share space with the small terrarium.
I was not convinced. But we’ll see whether this arrangement would work.Read more →