Monday, September 22, 2008

Life Support for Plants

I confess. I'm a plant serial killer. I can't keep a houseplant alive for more than a couple of months, and I'm sick of smuggling their corpses out of my apartment when no one is looking.

Until yesterday, I'd given up indoor gardening for good. Then I found this brilliant solution from a website called Vitamin Living. They offer the wonderful product shown above: the "I.V. Self-Watering Pot." It's lovely, and it should prevent unnecessary deaths. Plus, it will give your apartment/bedroom/jail cell that desirable emergency room atmosphere.

UPDATE: One of our readers (thanks, Patsee!) has offered an ingenious suggestion. If you put red food coloring into the I.V. water it would look as though you're raising PLANTS THAT DRINK BLOOD! How fantastic would that be?!?


Anonymous Patsee said...

It would be even funnier if you used food coloring to dye the water red. ^^

10:43 AM  
Blogger Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City said...

That's the best suggestion ever! I'm going to revise the entry. Vampire house plants!!!

10:45 AM  
Blogger TadMack said...

AND, red dyed water might even turn some flowering plants slightly red or pink. And unnatural looking. Oooh!

This is TOO cool.

10:55 AM  
Anonymous nellie said...

It reminds me of Almanzo Wilder feeding his pumpkin on milk.

11:57 AM  
Blogger Kitty said...

O-o Patsee... HOW did you think of that? The first thing I thought was
"My plant needs that."
But lol, I should get it for my grandpa, he's in the hospital and it'll match his room! XD

1:27 PM  
Blogger International Mastermind said...

Oh man, my mother needs that. I mean, I guess she will eventually end up like my grandmother, who goes around watering each of her plants about 5x a day because she has nothing better to do. But still, to normal people, dead plants aren't a nice addative to the house. (Though i love them!)

3:15 PM  
Anonymous Hazel said...


3:28 PM  
Blogger Jin Ai said...

That's so cool!
And if you got white flowers it would turn them reddish. :D
Fortunately (unfortunately??), my mom is amazing with plants, so we don't need something like that.
It would look really cool, though!

3:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My mom TOTALLY needs that. She has plant problems... It also makes her sad when she sees that they're dead or dying. I really should show her this...

4:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha ha. It's like you have a guest over and they see this beautiful plant sitting next to a lovely window drinking blood from an IV. And if it's somebody you don't know to well, they'll think you have pro-blems!

I WANT THAT! (everyone already knows I have problems)


5:35 PM  
Blogger Kay said...

. . I think some people have forgotten ther problems that result when plants drink blood. . We don't want a true-life 'Little Shop of Horrors' on our hands- shivers-

Though I could totally sing "Somewhere That's Green"

7:22 PM  
Anonymous Kirsten (Traveling Gnome) said...

Hey! My mom is a plant serial killer too! You are not aline...

8:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi,you know the fingertip in the icecream? well, I did a search on, and the virdict is ...... FALSE!!! oh well.

9:21 PM  
Anonymous Irregular Kiki (blogger won't sign me in) said...

Ananka, you're very lucky you can keep your plants alive for a couple of months. Our ones die in around 2-3 weeks!
I like the idea of the red food colouring - bloodsucker plants!

9:21 AM  
Anonymous invisible turtle said...

Don't feel bad. My mom can make PLASTIC flowers start to wilt, no lie.

4:25 PM  
Anonymous Undiscovered Universe said...

That. Would. Be. HILASIROUS!

9:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love that! I'm kind of a plant killer myself, and I have *coughmentalcough* issues, so this would be perfect in my room! Where do you find these things?!

11:28 AM  
Blogger liltomboyblue11;) said...

WOW!!! this world has so many unrecognized genius! This is random, but today I played ice hockey with dry ice in science. It was awesome! (don't worry, i won't bore you with the science of it)

8:18 PM  

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