“You know those plants that are always trying to find the light? Maybe they were planted in a location that didn’t necessarily facilitate growth, but inexplicably they make a circuitous route to not only survive but bloom into a beautiful plant. That was me—my whole life.”
― Jonathan Van Ness, Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love
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Welcome back to another post!
As you know, we’ve all been coping with this pandemic in our own ways. Some people bought a dog. Some people caught up with friends. Some people started a business (I’m guilty).
My old roommate that I was closest to used to have plants as well. The atmosphere in a home just feels so much more welcoming and comfortable with plants. There are certain plants that do different things for your health so that is a benefit as well. So I wanted to introduce you to my babies today. By babies, I mean plants. I am definitely not ready for children right now. So I have a few plants some edible and some not.
“Hanging around the small minded eventually makes us small minded. The plant only grows as big as the environment it’s in.”
― Torron-Lee Dewar, Creativity is Everything
These first two plants are herbs. So you can use them in your cooking and they do not need very much sunlight. Obviously, if you do have access to sunlight you can put them there and it will be just as good. So I decided to choose mint, rosemary, basil, and thyme. A lot of dishes taste so much better with the right seasoning and herbs. So this is something that I think everyone should consider growing. It is very easy to upkeep and it feels so much better to eat some thing that you grew yourself.
“Cycas revoluta is a species of gymnosperm in the family Cycadaceae, native to southern Japan including the Ryukyu Islands. It is one of several species used for the production of sago, as well as an ornamental plant and in bonsai.”
“A plant needs to do more than stretch its leaves toward the sun. It also needs to send down roots deep into the ground. They hold on tightly in the dark, out of sight where it is easy to forget about them. But it is the fact that a plant can do these two things at once, anchoring itself to the earth even as it reaches for the sky, that makes it strong.”
This plant, I don’t remember what kind of plant it is. But it is really easy to take care of.
“No other life is as pure as the plants. It is no wonder we cannot understand them.”
― Robert Black
“Tulips form a genus of spring-blooming perennial herbaceous bulbiferous geophytes. The flowers are usually large, showy and brightly colored, generally red, pink, yellow, or white”
These are so cute, and can usually be found during the Spring.
“Helianthus is a genus comprising about 70 species of annual and perennial flowering plants in the daisy family Asteraceae. Except for three South American species, the species of Helianthus are native to North America and Central America.”
“Plant love, let it sprout.”
― H.S. Crow
Pachira aquatica is a tropical wetland tree in the mallow family Malvaceae, native to Central and South America where it grows in swamps.
My Other Children Lucky Bamboo
Dracaena sanderiana is a species of flowering plant in the family Asparagaceae, native to Central Africa. It was named after the German–English gardener Henry Frederick Conrad Sander. The plant is commonly marketed as “lucky bamboo”
Aloe vera is a succulent plant species of the genus Aloe. An evergreen perennial, it originates from the Arabian Peninsula, but grows wild in tropical, semi-tropical, and arid climates around the world. It is cultivated for agricultural and medicinal uses.
In conclusion, Plants are so cool to upkeep. I plan on having a huge garden when I have my own house. I want to grow my own fruits and vegetables. Just imagine making dinners with the food you’ve grown in your own garden.
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