This is from my husband. I told him, do not open the windows, I will do it when I get home because he takes no regard for my plants and has almost killed at least two in the past. So he waits, I open the windows . . . after I go to bed for the night he decides it is open just a little to much and closes it some . . . yeah, right down on my cactus!
Do you see how tall they are? That ruler in the back is 12 inches long, the tallest one in the back, the injured one, is about 18 inches tall! These are cacti that I grew from seed a few years ago. He hit the top of the tallest one with the window and snapped off about 2-3 inches of it. I cried when I woke up and saw it, he didn't even realize he did anything. For a while I didn't think it was going to make it through the ordeal, because it also threw off the root structure holding it up also. Luckily, a week of care and plenty of water and it survived, with it scarred top to prove it endured. I moved this plant into the craft room now, where the husband does not go.
Here is one of the cacti I started last summer:
It is growing like a weed. The packs I have purchased in the past are variety packs, so you never know what is in there or what is actually going to grow. This is the first time I have had this kind make it.
Here are my balcony plants:
The coleus is struggling, it loved last spring/summer outdoors but hasn't done so well inside over the winter and now is having a hard time adjust to outside again. I am not sure it will survive this summer. They were interesting to start from seed last year and when they flourish, boy do they flourish, but otherwise don't seem to care for the climate around here.
The two plants to the left are also struggling and I am not sure will be kept after this summer. Otherwise, you can see small cacti from last years planting.