Everyday Inspirations

 
 

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To begin with, can I just say how odd it feels that I'm voluntarily writing a post about plants? I mean, seriously? When did I start caring about plants? It's one of those adult desires that sneaks up on you when you're not paying attention. One day you could care less, and the next you're suddenly interested in things like plants. And vegetable gardens. And washers and dryers.

Anyway. For a long time I was convinced that I could never own a plant. Ever. Back in college I managed to kill a succulent. A desert plant. I tell you, it takes a special person.

Last week Dan came home with this cute little Bonsai tree and I immediately took a liking to it. I'm no expert on anything plant-related, but I was told this tree isn't very high maintenance, so it scares me less than most other plants. I still mostly just observe its care, occasionally stepping it to moisten its leaves with a bright blue spray bottle. Mostly I just admire how cute it looks in the living room as it soaks up sun from the open window. It brightens the space and brings a nice, natural feel to it.

This particular plant was bought at Paradise Palm in downtown Salt Lake City. I recommend picking a plant from a local shop where there are experts who can give you specifics about types of plants and their specific care. You don't have to devote hours and hours to research, but make sure you do some. If you're gone 12 hours a day, you definitely do not want a high maintenance plant. Also, make sure you give your particular plant the right amount of sunlight and water. It's really sad to drop your dried up succulent in the trash. Trust me.
9/26/2010 11:43:47 pm

I've wanted to get a plant for my office for a while now. And I totally need some for my house. They just add so much to an area! I love that one that you have.

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