Let me start off by saying that this type of question is why I've grown to truly love the home theater forum over the years. While we all come here due to our love of film, hometheater and/or DVD-- such an interest brings a HUGE cross section of people with an amazing variety of interests. I have personally learned more about finance, law, nutrition, health, sports, russian brides, shop vacs, merchant agreements, hand lotion, fried turkeys, 1500 calorie hamburgers, and silica packets than I ever thought possible. So, I thought I would seek some advice from the more green-thumbed of my associates in my newest persuit... This topic has come up on the HTF before once or twice, but I thought- since it's been several months- it might be time to try again. I now live in LA, where it is warm year round. I have a balcony on my new apt that is basically so small that it is worthless for about anything other than greenery. So, I'm thinking about getting some plants-- several for outside on the balcony and a couple for inside. Not just a few plants for outside, mind you- I'm guessing it will take 20-30 to cover the space I've got in mind. So I absolutely need your help. My only requests are: I'd rather find things that need to be watered once every couple days as I know I'll be unable to find the time daily (and it doesn't rain in Socal, lol). Stuff that will thrive in the year-round-warm and sun of LA would be wonderful too. High maint stuff that will need to be repotted often or watered hourly are out. Stuff on the smaller end- no trees or bushes-- stuff that will fit in a small to medium pot and can essentially sit on a window sill. I like green and hangy... I'd prefer not grow ugly plants that flower for 2 days at the end of august-- I'd rather grow non-flowering plants that look interesting over plants that only bloom for a few days. Any suggestions you have would be greatly appreciated. And if Ted and Pamela have any updates on their progress with the suggestions they got- I am all ears.