I have a dirty secret; I wasn't always a plant person. It's true, in my younger years I had too much going on to care for a living thing and then once children entered the picture I couldn't possibly care for any more living things. It wasn't until a few years ago that I really fell in love with caring for plants.
It was inevitable, my mother has an incredible green thumb and used to spend hours in the yard after a stressful day of work. I remember watching her from the front window as she sat in the damp lawn and pulled each weed by hand. I never understood it at the time but now I find myself coming home and finding solace in the simple act of watering my growing urban jungle. In the Spring I can spend hours after work just wandering through my yard and exploring who is popping their head out of the previously frozen soil. Holding space with my plants and learning each's idiosyncrasies is my form of meditation. With each plant becoming a beloved member of our family. Our children have even gotten involved and will celebrate when a new leaf emerges or a dormant plant awakens with new blooms. They bring each of us joy and in this day and age there's something truly beautiful in the simple joys of life.
I feel honored to help share my love of plants with our clients. I can't tell you how often I hear, "I have a black thumb," or "I kill plants." Usually my response is, with an attitude like that of course you will. Plants are actually pretty easy to care for once you get into a rhythm. It's like any other relationship in life, it takes a bit to get into a groove with one another but once you do, you'll be so happy you did.
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We are here to help. Do you have a space in your home that doesn't get much natural light? We have plants for that. A space that gets cooked in full sun and needs some privacy? We have a plant for that. We're also blessed with a phenomenal nursery and can often track down hard to find specimens for our clients. Please don't ever hesitate to ask; that's what we're here for.
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It's totally understandable to be intimidated when you first enter the world of house plants but know that we all struggle at first and if you just stick with it, (and call your neighborhood plant shop for help) you'll have your own thriving, urban jungle in no time. Don't be afraid to fail or ask questions!