I learned about plant water globes from a friend last spring, and she said that they actually work.  (The key is to poke a hole in the soil before inserting the globes into the pot so the dirt doesn’t block the opening.)  This is pretty exciting because I’m out of town often for weeks at a time for field work so I haven’t had a house plant for years because I was afraid I would kill it.

This summer, I went to the local greenhouse store (which has an amazing selection of plants and is way cooler than a Home Depot or Lowe’s because the staff actually know something about plants) and bought a Mimosa pudica, or the sensitive plant.  Here’s Bash (short for Bashful but also known as Bash the Destroyer):