I’ve never really had house plants.
Well, except for that one summer in Kalamazoo, Michigan, but it’s been so long that I really couldn’t say if I truly had a green thumb or if it was beginners luck.
After all, the cut flowers and I are getting along famously, so why not the potted variety?
I think the secret is to not desire a long term relationship with them.
As Edie said, they aren’t children, so you’re not obligated to them like you’re obligated to children (or pets). Whew!
When I told a neighbor I thought my homemaking and decorating needed to include developing a green thumb, or at least making an attempt to, she told me to just think of plants as longer lasting cut flowers. Anything over a week or two is a bonus, she said!
I think she and Edie may be related.
While I’m sure there are well documented studies about this and why it happens, I don’t need to read them. Because I already feel (and see) the difference. Flowers and plants make me happy.
I think my next project is going to be an outdoor succulent garden.If you are considering succulents for your home and are looking for inspiration, please look at my Pinterest board.
Resources for Succulents:
How do you bring nature into your home?
Do you have a green thumb?
Do you prefer cut flowers or potted plants?