Since I started blogging full time, I moved into a small office so that I could have a quiet place to write. So far, it has been a great decision because I have been about twice as productive as I was at home. The space to be able to concentrate on nothing but work is great and I highly suggest it for any blogger looking to go full time.
When my family and friends found out that I got my own workspace, they decided to buy me presents to fill the space. That was so nice of them, because I don’t believe that I would have otherwise bought things like curtains, rugs, cups, or plants. I would have been hanging out on a beanbag in the middle of the floor with my laptop and a cup for coffee.
The only two gift I am worried about are the ones that I actually need to take care of. My mom bought me a Ficus bonsai tree, while my wife bought me an orchid. These are both great gifts! If you don’t have a brown thumb! This leads me to my first blog, about how to take care of my two new friends.
Golden Gate Ficus
After some extensive research, I found out that the bonsai my mom got me was a Golden Gate Ficus. These particular bonsai, and yes there are more than one kind of bonsai, love heat and humidity. They need to be placed somewhere with that is not going to get cold at night.
They also need as much indirect sunlight as you can provide. The most humid, warm, and bright place that I could find was a window in the bathroom. It stays warm, humid, and bright all the time but the sun does not shine in the window directly. It was the most perfect spot that I could find.
I also found out that bonsai need to be continually trained and trimmed to stay in good form. This means that I will have to constantly pay attention to what it needs. I’m sure that it cannot be too hard since they are a common house plant, but it gets too crazy I will re-gift it back to my mom!
My wife got me a moth orchid, one of the most popular types of orchids you can find. It is such a beautiful piece of art, but again has the same requirements. A moth orchid enjoys moisture and a large amount of indirect light. I had to put that one in the bathroom window as well!
I learned that moth orchids can be any color but black and blue, due to genetic makeup. They only way to make an orchid blue, like the one I have, is to feed it with water mixed with blue food coloring. Therefore, if I do not feed it with blue water myself, it will not stay blue for me
Well, this was a great first post and I hope you all enjoyed it. I’m sure you will be hearing plenty more from me in the near future!