A quick post in praise of my sister’s ingenuity. While houseplants and seedlings wither and die in my hands, Sarah makes potted things grow.
Here is her crazy-but-it-works idea for a “roof garden” greenhouse.
First, an inexpensive plant stand with cover from the “mega-store-that-must-not-be-named.”
Then, an innovative idea to keep things warm and moist and greenhousey: a mason jar of water on an electric cup warmer.
Almost forgot to mention that she recycles bubble wrap to provide a draft- (and, so far, squirrel-)proof base for the whole contraption.
The greenhouse is a great place to ripen forced hyacinths that otherwise tend to clutter up kitchen counters and to give houseplants an early start on their summer vacation. Smart girl, my little sister!
I wouldn’t have the patience to keep things going. But I might get to be the beneficiary of a cutting of that chartreuse Pothos.
So I’ll have something new and pretty in a pot to kill.