This is the neatest forum!!
I've been browsing all the threads here this morning. I've come across a lot of very good advice, information and tips. It's clear that I've landed happily among experts, enthusiasts and other interesting bright people who share their knowledge cheerfully. I'm especially delighted and impressed by all the creative ways people use "found objects" around the house instead of rushing out to buy the latest thing on the market. Towit: I bought my first 3 avs less than a month ago and immediately got them three $10 self-watering 4.5" pots. They don't even look all that good. So now I'm investigating cups, jars, glass cheese domes, even wine glasses.
I'm really having fun now.