When you sit around with plants all day, you start to get ideas. Like how there are many ways to be a person and there are many ways to be a plant, too. I hope you don’t mind me speculating what happens to my blog friends in case they get reclassified into the wonderful Kingdom Plantae. Just harmless fun for the weekend.
Juliette is a neon pothos. Bubbly and bright, it is hard not to smile just thinking about her. The title of her blog, Sunny days with Juliette, summarizes everything perfectly. She is just a ray of light!
The delicate leaves of my white caladium makes me think of Anne. It is so pure, gentle, and beautiful. I honestly stop to admire this plant every time I pass by it because I am obsessed with its soft, elegant leaves.
Janis reminds me of a scindapsus. It is my current favorite plant for its beautiful silvery, blue leaves that cascade into long and pretty vines. She is my first blog friend and will always be a favorite. I know I will hang out with her someday.
At first I thought Sean is a philodendeon hederaceum. It is a reliable grower and truly a trophy of a plant. But looking around my plants, I figured, no, Sean is a spider plant. It is also reliable and low maintenance but it has many pups hanging on it, making it a cluster of plants instead of just one plant. More than anything, I admire Sean’s leadership and community involvement. When COVID-19 hit our town, he even sent us materials to help in educating and protecting our community. Much appreciated.
Hoya cumingiana is native to The Philippines. Ed could just as well be with the way he embraces the culture of his wife. That is a lot of love right there, no doubt. Admittedly, his Tagalog is better than mine!
I imagine aglaonemas as the cool kids on the back row in class. They are just hanging out and being cool in this no-nonsense way. Mrs. Bean could be an aglaonema. It does not matter what the subject is – her writing is colorful, witty, and fun. Also, she called me a moonbeam.
I have such a high regard for golden pothos. I have them everywhere. They are easy, gorgeous, voracious growers that propagate like a charm. I can see Bubbles as a golden pothos. She takes it easy, manages her daily frustrations as well as she could, and loves her cats to pieces. Her boost to our pawikan project is well-known in our community, too. Much appreciated!
Princess has got to be a Thai caladium, very easy choice. Its stunning pink printed leaves reflect Princess’ art and writing. It is just impossible not to be mesmerized. Art seeps out of her.
Monstera deliciosas are the rock stars of the plant world and there is only one person who deserves the title – Michelle! She is literally a rock star. I was blown away the first time I watched a video of her singing. But more important, she is a champion of sustainable living and I have much respect for her for that.
Moksha is like my strawberry syngonium. It is vibrant, beautiful, and it just keeps on growing! Reading Moksha reveals a lot of her growth as a woman and as a human being. It is honestly wonderful to witness. I honestly feel like I am her older sister.
Ashely to me is a celebration of life – so connected and grounded. He has to be a flowering plant. Or a mushroom. Since my substrate has no fruiting mushroom at the moment, I choose my yellow hibiscus because it is altogether lovely and this is how I find Ashley’s poetry, photography, projects, and perspectives. So refreshing.
If you also read some of my blog friends, do you agree or disagree with my assignments? I certainly had fun writing this and thinking about you all.
Which plants do you think Markus and I would be? If nobody is offended, I would do another one like this with more blog friends and more plants. Everybody wins.