Do You Have Flora In Your Home Office?

I've always liked the idea of Bonsai Trees.

[This is part of the Problogger Home Office Series.]

As I slowly work towards something that even remotely looks like a functional office I’m considering nearly everything as I want it to make sense (and make sense for a long time).

Although the pace of my work has seemed to grind to a near halt since school has started to pick back up and my second daughter decided that she wanted to be less sedentary and more mobile in addition to a ramp-up of traveling outside the home for meetings, projects, and more I’ve spent less time focusing on developing my space, which is sad.

Well, to be honest, I’m not upset at all as it’s just one of those things – like many people’s home office it’s going to take a while to “build out” and that’s just part of the overall process. I’m less inclined to “get there” and more interested in taking simple steps forward.

One of the things I’m reconsidering is whether or not to have flora in my office; that is, plant life.


I don’t have a green thumb by any stretch of the imagination and most plants that have been kept under my care mysteriously die – I think it’s simply a matter of being so involved in my work I forget to water the darn things!

But, I really do like it when there’s something else alive and adding to the culture of my office instead of the whirring of my half-terabyte drives (as long as they aren’t dying, sheesh!).

So what are your thoughts about having flora in the home office? What do you have and what should I try to put in this place?

I want some pictures too!

[This is part of the Problogger Home Office Series. Image via Creative Commons, jorge.]