If you're like me,
you've got a few houseplants hanging around that
have been looking a little lackluster.
Like as in surviving but not thriving.
I finally was motivated to do something about it.
Kevin bought me a big bag of potting soil
and I lugged all the houseplants to the garage.
Our pingpong table was the perfect
makeshift potting bench.
I grabbed a trowel, some garden gloves and a
big bucket for the old soil and got to work.
(The wheelbarrow probably would have been better
since the old soil was going to a back planting bed.)
These houseplants have been in the same pots for years.
Like 10 years.
All the nutrients in the soil were long gone.
The roots were bound in a space much too small-
just subsisting, grateful for that weekly water.
They were more than ready for a change.
I lined all of them up on the pingpong table
and it became almost like a clothing swap--
("This pot's too small for me, but would look great on you!"
and so on.)
and so on.)
It was actually kind of fun!
I gathered these stones from the Flathead River in Montana.
Aren't they beautiful?
I split these two up to give them more room.
The only one left is this honker.
It was a gift for my first apartment (21 years ago) and was about knee high.
It's now over six feet tall--much taller than me.
It will take at least two of us to wrangle it into a new pot.
This is how much taller it is than me.
Repotting it will be a project of its own.
Well, at least the rest of the plants are happy.
It cost just a few dollars and took a little over an hour.
Time well spent.
If you're looking for a quick project with instant gratification,
this one may be calling your name.
Your houseplants will thank you!