Mmm… smells like spring

Mmm… smells like spring

I'm so excited about spring! I'm never excited about spring, but this is my first spring with my new found obsession with plants. My wallet is aching for a trip to a green house, but they hide them down here, which is probably a good thing. Okay, two things. One: My spider plant has been soaking up water like you wouldn't believe! I water it and a couple hours later its dry as a bone. I water maybe twice a week, but finding it dry so often (and I check the soil beyond the surface too) without even any water drained on the bottom I grow very curious. I've already dealt with the brown tips spider plants love so much to get by spritzing once a day (when I remember). I think there's something up with the soil... I don't know. Any ideas? Two: There was a mix up with water and my venus fly trap got watered with regular tap water that had been sitting for awhile. More than a few times *grimaces*. It's not looking too good at all. Most of the pads are kind of shriveled and turning brown, especially the new growth. One or two seem unphased... What can I do to help it? He seems so unhappy.
Poinsettas

Poinsettas

let’s paint the town, er, ….orange … ?

let’s paint the town, er, ….orange … ?

mystery plant

mystery plant

Basil sprouts

Basil sprouts

My favorite room in the house….

My favorite room in the house….

random update of doom

random update of doom