A great idea from Mr. McGregor’s Daughter: A houseplant census. I am never going to put in print my enormous number of houseplants at home, my office alone has 9. It had 3 more, but I’ve killed/taken them home. At the office I have three spider plants, two jade bonsais, a jasmine, a pothos vine, a paph orchid and a philodendron.
The best real office plants I’ve ever seen were at the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions. Amazingly huge houseplants. I love going to glass buildings that have huge palm trees, but I don’t count those “lawn service” type houseplants- I mean real, earnest, staff-assistant-who-takes-care-of-them houseplants, in an office.
I have four houseplants on my kitchen window. Four over my bed.
Five on my dresser.
Six in his bathroom window.
Only two in my bathroom, but one of them is a Monstera Deliciosa and takes up more floor space than my bathtub. Like I said, we aren’t going to discuss the basement or living/dining room– I’d say it’s less than 100 (not including frost sensitive bulbs (dahlias, cannas) or seedlings), but I can say this: when I assembled all of the plants for their annual spraydown before they came inside last year, they covered my 200sq ft patio.
That should give Mr. McGregor’s Son-In-Law some comfort.