Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Fellow Black Thumbs, rejoice! If you, like me, can barely remember to wear shoes, much less water your plants, we've found just the thing—AIR PLANTS! No, really! Air plants—more formally/smarty-pants-ily, members of the plant genus Tillandsia—are found in very arid regions and absorb their nutrients from the air itself via their leaves. So watering involves an occasional misting or, if that's too much for you, running them under a faucet like once a week. Even I can handle that. Our friend and star dress-maker, Miranda, over at The Banquet on Atlantic in Brooklyn, gave us one recently and (drum roll, please) IT'S STILL ALIVE!!! I know, right? We named him Roger. Obviously. Stop by The Banquet and pick up your own, if you like. Just don't name it Roger. That'd just be confusing.