See all those plants? Those are some of my organic babies I keep indoors in the winter, a few year round... I fill up half my bedroom with plants mainly cause i love them, but also for good indoor air quality. You can see my cat Toots loves them too, she likes to sit in the pot with the tiny pine trees i started this past summer from pine nut seeds. :) I am always adding things to my potted plants to help keep them alive- like leaves, horse dookie, wood shavings, dried flowers/weeds, rocks and pine cones. It gives the little slugs, doodle bugs, and worms a place to live, eat and breed- making the plant's soil much healthier in the cramped space of a pot.
Today I went for a walk down Willow Creek Road to a spot where I had seen some big sap layered pine cones, that I wanted to collect for my potted plants and for decorating with AND so i can touch them and smell the pine sap whenever I want... ;) mmmm. It was so fun to get out the freakin' house after all these weeks of frigid temperatures keeping me mostly trapped inside, we finally got up to almost 50 degrees today... ya know, in the sunny spots.
When I got home I gave each of my babies a few new pine cones. :) YAY!