It has been a couple of years since I was seriously into houseplants. Lately it seems like I'm spotting them, take this collection of houseplants in a Chicago window for example.
Houseplants in a Chicago Window
The picture is not the best, but it is of a window in the Pilsen neighborhood just south of Honky Tonk BBQ on Racine Avenue stuffed with houseplants. Among the schefflera, pothos(?) chotchkies and dead plants is a big-ass fake fern. I love this. What is it about Chicagoans gardening with fake plants? Indoor gardeners, balcony gardeners, raised bed gardeners they all do this in Chicago. From the humblest of neighborhoods to the ritzy Gold Coast, I've seen people trying to pass off fake plants among real-live plants. Do the people who do this think they're actually fooling anyone? Usually they're in locations where a real plant would do great with some attention. This window, for example, faces East: a houseplant grower in Chicago would kill for this kind of uninterrupted sunlight.
If you're ever in the area do check out this window and the accompanying window with the Easter decorations and cacti dish gardens.