Another house plant is nearly out the door. Literally, the African violet is about five feet from the front door--I just haven't decided if I should yank it out of the pot and put it out of its misery or find a new home for it. It's got a few leaves left.
When we acquired this place, there were live plants all over inside. I knew it was just a matter of time. There was a ficus tree in the dining room that was actually doing quite well, in spite of my indoor black thumb. It was in a spot where a plant shouldn't even reside, much less grow well and start taking over. We found a new home for it. It's been seven years, and I can't remember any more what all the plants were. Some kind of corn plant-looking thing? (new home). Four ivy plants (died). Three geraniums (died). There may have been a couple more, which I'm sure I managed to kill.
Now that I'm looking at it, the African violet has some nice new leaves on it. Maybe it just needed a change of location and it likes the windowsill near the front door.
The last holdout is an orchid that only has two leaves and hasn't bloomed at all for the past three years. Would anyone like to adopt it and nurse it back to health? Otherwise, I'm sure its days are numbered.