I am happy to say my car has been fixed! So I have been out of the apartment and in the real world and visiting family. Also my plants are doing better. I figured out the brown coloring of the leaves was there was no air coming through the pots so i took the bottom of the pot off and ...da,..da..holes! I am tempted to buy more plants and even a squared box, but I shall wait until I get at least flowers. I believe this is a week since my "patience" experiment and so far so good. Yay today I get to go to Tropical Fairchild Garden. Picture will surely follow. Picture above is from a park in Chi-town from last years Lollapalloza .I approve-clean cities,with lots of flower gardens and ...FRIENDS.