Green leap of faith

One thing I have never been blessed with is green fingers. Plants and I just do not seem to be able to come to an understanding on survival. This is kinda bewildering as my parents and grandparents are keen and good gardeners and I attended an agricultural university. Unfortunately SO is not of the green kind either. He has a pollen allergy and really our plants survive because he has a reminder on his phone that he needs to water them.

We just like to deal with the next step in plants (i.e. vegetables), which is preparing and eating them.  So is kind of strange that my parents in their happiness bought us a nice green lush plant for our front window, which is floor to ceiling. SO and I made a real effort to keep this gifted plant alive. Truth be told it was doomed from day one and lately it really really looked miserable. Today I put it out of its misery. However we did install a new plant in the pot.

We really hope that this one will stay with us a bit longer. But you know what happens when you are walking around on a free day at the garden centre? You see all these wonderful, nice, healthy plants and you get a wee bit too greedy for green. So after not too much deliberation we decided on another plant, with pot. In fact it took us more time to find the pot than the plant :-). So there we are two plants the richer and we have also started on our garden project. Chances are you’ll hear more about that this spring, but the intention is that our poor little garden, with the size of a large stamp will get and upgrade to a dream relaxing garden. To be continued.

The other plant

About Gilraen

My blog is simply about my life. I moved countries for the first time in 1993. I lived in the Netherlands, UK and NZ. The initial idea was to keep my overseas friends up-to-date with what was going on in my life. The blog, like me, is always changing and evolving.
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7 Responses to Green leap of faith

  1. My mother in law, who lives with us, has an amazing capacity for plants. I’m doing all I can to learn from her – it is certainly a gift.

    • Gilraen says:

      Yes I know about the gift thing. I am totally jealous of my parents lush garden and just can’t get the hang of it. I have decided plants are just too scared in my house, they fear ending up in our cookery experiments 🙂

  2. yashikibuta says:

    Where I came from, we pay others to keep our garden going just so it would look nice and healthy. But otherwise, my family never did delve in “gardening” ourselves so when I came to Canada and worked for a gardening magazine, I KNOW I just had to be a “gardener”.
    Now they call me a plant hoarder. But I just love them and I never looked back.

    • Gilraen says:

      Good going! I am afraid it is not going to be me ever. The garden will be put together by a professional and then we’ll maintain it. Do love sitting in the garden though 🙂

  3. Robin says:

    My mother was amazing with plants. Unfortunately, I did not inherit her green thumb. I’m pretty sure mine is nearly black. lol! But I am lucky in that my husband is great with plants so at least one of us can manage to keep a houseplant alive.

    Good luck with your new plant. 🙂

    • Gilraen says:

      I am thinking mine is black too. Just found another tool that may help me keeping plants alive. I hope they do as they do look good where they are.

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