Full Bloom Medical Monday

Happy August Medical Monday for those of you visiting from the linkup.  Quick intro for the newbies – we are PGY3 in ortho and we live in NYC.  I don’t work in medicine, nor do I want to work in medicine.  I enjoy lots of other fun things like food, drinks, hanging out with friends and visiting our families who are hours away.

Lately, I have a new like to add to my current running list.  Fresh flowers.  I have had artificial flowers sitting on our window sill since shortly after we moved into our apartment.  The other day Mr. Dr. told me they were tacky.  So without hesitation, I threw them out.  Honestly, I bought them as a temporary fix when we lived in our previous apartment because the place was a dungeon and needed some color and life.  Then, when we moved into this apartment I just kind of sat them there and left them.  After Mr. Dr. told me that he thought they were tacky, I thought about it for a second, and agreed.  So away they went.

Since then Mr. Dr. and I have been pondering what decor we want to invest in to replace our previous inelegance.  As a temporary filler, we bought a summer bouquet of chrysanthemums.  They actually looked really pretty in the space and having real flowers there made a bigger difference than what I expected.  Sometimes it really is the little things.

Chrysan Flowers

We considered the idea of buying a fresh bouquet every week but that might get too pricey for our thrifty residency budget.  So we thought a nice alternative might be an indoor plant.  There are so many options and sizes, we found that it wasn’t quite as easy as one might think to pick a perfect plant.  A must was that it contained some kind of color.  I saw some pretty cactus in pink, orange and yellow but they were smaller than what we wanted.  We also found that our options were more limited since the plant would be sitting next to the window all day and receive a lot of light even being indoors.  We couldn’t get something too, too big either.  So we landed on a croton.  What do you guys think?  It’s the perfect size and has some hints of color.

Croton Plant

I need to footnote this post with the following:

*I am not a gardener or a planter.  I have no idea what to do when it comes to this stuff.  I just know what I think looks pretty.  I can handle watering something every few days and perhaps adding some plant food to it occasionally but that’s where I draw the line.  God knows Mr. Dr. won’t do a thing to help take care of it so something low maintenance was pretty imperative and high on the list.  Hence why the artificial flowers worked out so well.  Luckily, our lovely little croton requires very little care and will grow at a snail’s pace – perfect for us.

Funny Plant

4 thoughts on “Full Bloom Medical Monday

  1. Congratulations on starting PGY3 and the house plant! Thanks for linking up with Medical Mondays today and in the past. Good luck on the giveaway:-)

  2. Looks great! While I do great in the garden, I can’t seem to remember to water the indoor plants, so Doc H had to take over that responsibility. BTW, just to give you something to look forward to… Doc H brings me fresh flowers every Friday. The attending salary is nice! :)
    Thank you so much for being such a fun part of MM this year!! Look forward to another year of reading and friendship!!

  3. Stopping by from MM (just a few days late!). my mom gave me an orchid plant that I didn’t even water until I’d had it for 4 weeks – oops. my brother stopped by last night and was like you’re not even dead-heading it … I just missed the green thumb in my family. somehow parts of it are still green and seem to be alive! good luck with your croton – it looks really pretty!

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