I have a collection of potted plants that summer outside and spend the winter in the house. It started years ago with a couple of hanging baskets. Every year since then it has grown, until now there's plants everywhere in the kitchen, and a few in the master bathroom, from late October until the weather warms back up.
This year there are several pots on the counter top behind the sink, another group on the window seat across the room, and two baskets hanging above them from hooks in the ceiling. The plants the cats like to nibble on are living above one of the kitchen cabinets. (They don't receive near enough sun there, but they survive well enough.) Upstairs, there's a large pot on a ledge next to the bathtub and a smaller one on a second ledge. Since both Hubby Tony and I take showers instead of baths I even have a pot set inside the tub.
Watering all these plants is a big deal, and it takes the better part of an hour to finish the job. I start by adding a couple of inches of water to both sides of the double-bowl kitchen sink. Then I cram in all the smaller plants, pour more water on the top of the soil to filter through, and let them soak for 20 minutes to make sure everything is saturated. While they're soaking I run upstairs and start all the bathroom plants in the tub. When the first set is done in the kitchen I take them out to drain and repeat the process with the hanging plants.
Eventually everything is well wetted and I can put all the pots back where they belong. Until the next time. I'm already counting down the days until I can think about putting all the plants back outside!
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