Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Maybe I’m not such a black thumb after all . . .

A few months ago when I went on a work trip to Idaho with my supervisor, we met the most amazing plant lady. She runs a shop filled with plants, and I couldn’t believe how alive the air in her shop felt, which I know sounds cheesy, but it’s true. As I researched the script on her company, I discovered the reasons why.

It’s because of the amazing affect plants can have on the air. Did you know they can detoxify the air better than an air filter? This lady does these amazing things called a living wall, which is a wall made out of plants. It’s super cool! I could put some of the facts here, but that isn’t the point of this post, so I’ll skip the stats.

Anyway, as a gift because we connected with this lady so well, she gave us both orchids. I wasn’t sure how in the world I could get my orchid home so I temporarily gifted it to my sister who then brought it back to me when we went to Yellowstone.

It sat on the table in the house for about three months until one day it was unceremoniously deposited in my room. This means it was no longer okay for it to live on the table. * Sigh * I can’t say I’m completely surprised, but oh well.

This turned out to be a good thing though.

At the time it was brought up to my room, I was seriously worried that I was killing my plant because it just didn’t look good, even though I was following the plant lady’s instructions on how to care for it.

I’ve continued to care for it in the best way I can, and just a couple weeks ago I discovered my efforts are being rewarded. Look!

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I was so worried that I secretly have a black thumb, but maybe it’s okay after all. Yay!

1 comment:

Andersons said...

Very nice! This post made me laugh, and you know which part...:)