I have a small spider plant, that my daughter gave me, that sits on the kitchen windowsill. I have a special fondness for spider plants as I had a big one in the early days of married life. It had lots of bobbley baby plants that hung like a mobile, but the one I have now is in a small pot and I am trying to keep it small, sort of a spider plant bonsai, I guess. I have nothing against large spider plants, but I don't have a good spot for one right now.
I always liked the fresh green stripes of the leaves. And spider plants are virtually indestructible. They seem to me to be the quintessential hippie plant - freewheeling and friendly.
Last summer, I grew some statice. It's been nice to have the dried bouquets to add a little colour to the winter days.
Our winter has been pretty benign this year. Hard to believe that we are already halfway through January.