I started a Plant Family again!

Hey pals,

 

I have a pretty rocky relationship with owning and caring for plants. I have pretty much killed every single plant I have owned. Even the ones that are supposedly ‘un-kill-able’. I’ve killed mint plants and those are supposed to thrive. I’d become pretty disheartened at the number of plants that just weren’t surviving my too-much-gene of caring for them and took some time off. It took me about a year to feel comfortable dating after my ex, it took about the same amount of time to start buying plants again too.

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Honestly, a lot of this came from an old classmate of mine, Amalie, starting her own plant collection so extensive she gave it its own instagram account. Of course I follow it, I can’t help wanting to be bombarded with beautiful plants and aesthetic home decor. Disgusting really how sad I am.

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I impulsively bought a jarred plant, I can’t tell you what it is because I have no idea. I thought it was fake, honestly, but it is real and alive and I don’t know how I’m supposed to care for it in a jar… well, let’s hope it doesn’t die.

 

I then picked up a peace lily (at Wilko of all places, hilarious) and a small ivy, because I am convinced I am going to make the whole house a plant sanctuary and not just my room, but we will see… It depends on how much my mother will put up with. I struggled to find some nice pots, there was a point in time our local jumble sale used to always have dozens of really pretty plant pots but I think I bought them all… and then… lost them? I’m not sure. But I did find some FROST PROOF (oooo) clay pots in a really lovely blue HALF PRICE even though they are slightly too big, they are what I am going with for now.

 

I was struggling to find the plant I had REALLY wanted. A snake plant. Mother-in-law’s tongue. I particularly wanted it because it supposedly helps you sleep and we all know my sleep has been kinda shit and weird recently, and I’ll try anything.

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I’d been at two garden centres this day and just as I was about to give up I caught sight of a plant that looked sort of like the picture I’d had for reference… It had a different name so I did a quick google to find YES… THIS WAS IT… MY SEARCH WAS OVER. Except all the ones available were kinda beaten up and I couldn’t really tell what I wanted to take home but I MADE A CHOICE and came home with my snake plant who lives happily on my windowsill next to the jarred plant and my teeth.

 

Wish me luck on being a plant parent again because I am quite nervous about it but also feel much better with three new plants in my room.

I’m also just trying to save the environment.

 

~ Artie

 

 

5 thoughts on “I started a Plant Family again!

  1. I feel your pain – I kill every plant I have ever owned but continue to buy them because I am certain they make my room feel more zen haha! Hope your plant parenthood journey goes a little better this time 🙂

  2. Congrats on starting your plant family again! Plants are lovely and make me happy, but I tend to accidentally kill them too. It’s purely unintentional, but I live in the US where it’s the desert and even succulents, which RARELY need water, can die here. So it’s partly not my fault! But I hope your plants thrive this time and you can grow your plant family 🙂

    Emily | https://www.thatweirdgirllife.com

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