Plants are always the perfect gift

January 10, 2011 at 1:07 pm 1 comment

Our sweet neighbours brought over this hibiscus plant as a gift when they joined us for a glass of bubbly on New Year’s Eve. They’ve watched me spend endless hours puttering around our tiny garden and become wise to the fact that plants are always the perfect gift. The plant even came with a name – Judy.

Hibiscus plants are beautiful and I’ve always wanted one. It’s resting as directed in bright sunlight (well, as much sunlight as one gets in during a west coast winter) on the desk in my studio. I hope it lasts for years and years.  I’ve seen hibiscus trees for sale at garden stores, plants like this one that have been pruned into a 3 or 4 foot tall tree. There is something wonderfully tropical about these plants that’s particularly restorative in January: if I close my eyes and take a deep breath I can almost imagine myself wandering through a seaside garden in Hawaii and sipping in the sun.


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  • 1. Sushi is also the perfect gift « Nest and Sparkle  |  January 29, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    […] too long ago I wrote about how plants are always the perfect gift. I will also add sushi to that list, especially when it comes from my favourite neighbourhood sushi […]

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