Last February, Dad bought Mom an orchid for her birthday. She has always wanted one. She really didn't know if she would be able to keep it alive, but it is still alive and now it has bloomed!
Last year, Mom decided she wanted some house plants We live in a very small place, so we can't have many. She bought two: a philodendron and a snake plant. They have both grown a lot in a year and today, she re-potted the snake plant. She said it is going to live on the balcony until winter.
Mom is wanting to get a dwarf snake plant. Shhhh....don't tell Dad. She might be able to sneak it in since it will be small. 😃
Mom told me when they had a house, she had tulips and daffodils in their yard. We don't have a yard now, but she said you can force bulbs to bloom if you refrigerate the bulbs long enough before you plant them in containers. She did that this year, but so far only two have bloomed. They are pretty, but she is disappointed that only two bloomed.