(the 28 who "made it" through the sale and came to D.C.)
It's a far cry from the 500-600 plants that were in the greenhouse back home, but these are the few "loves" I couldn't bare to part with. Most are sentimental, some rare and others just too pretty to let go.
(above, our old greenhouse in IL last summer)
Pruning and watering now only takes a few minutes (though I stretch it out longer) vs the neverending task before, but it still makes my mind peaceful. And maybe in the not-too-distant-future we'll have an avocado or mango tree in our backyard!