I bought a plant for my apartment yesterday. I've been wanting to get one for a while now, but I wasn't sure what kind to get. I ended up getting a gardenia. Here it is:
I've never really had a plant before and wanted one that's easy to care for, but every time I'd go somewhere to buy one and tell the sales person this, they'd try to sell me a cactus. I don't want a cactus. A cactus isn't a plant to me. I want a pretty plant, one with leaves.
So anyway, the sales person at the place I bought this from yesterday tried to sell me a million different kinds of easy-to-care-for plants, but when I saw the gardenias with their pretty flowers, I decided that that's the kind that I wanted.
As it turns out, gardenias aren't the easiest thing to care for, but I'm going to do it. I'm going to get this puppy blooming year after year. I did a little bit of internet research and learned that they like the heat and need a lot of sun, so I put the little bugger on the fire escape for now:
She has about three or four buds on her right now; I'll take pictures when they bloom.