Our Little Green Oasis
Plant Care as Self Care
Where I Get my Love for Plants
My Connection to Nature is My Gift to Myself
How I Care for My Plants
I care for my plants by checking in on every single one each week, and I water by weight, which is kind of a strange thing, but I'm teaching my clients to do it too. When you're caring for hundreds of plants each week, it's impossible to remember (especially with my scattered memory) who got what, when, and how much (when referring to water). So here's what I do: I lift each plant, feeling the weight in the soil, which helps me determine what the humidity levels are. Some soils are inherently dry and light, making the water run through really quickly, while other plants and soils hold onto moisture. This is a wonderful method to use if you're wanting to get to know the needs and desires of your plant.
I also think it's drastically important to clean their leaves, as those are their lungs, and they're doing us a favor by cleaning the air in our homes. The very least we can do is keep their leaves green and happy. All I do is use a damp towel to wipe them down every so often. Sometimes I use an organic fertilizer (not too often), as a way to support them so they can have the best life that they can in my home. I should also mention here that I talk to them and sing to them, and sometimes people catch me singing to them when they walk into Root Adorned (which can be embarrassing), but I truly believe that they're part of my community, and I think that's why the plants in the shop are so healthy...
We've created a space that really supports, understands, celebrates, and appreciates them.
Why You Can't Shop Our Plants Online
We want to make sure our plants are at their healthiest before passing them along to you, and by shipping them, it would take away from their ability to be properly loved and cared for. Changes in temperature, light and exposure can have very stressful effects on plants; making shipping them one of the worst ways to start off their lives and we just can't do that to our beloved friends. Which is why we encourage you to either stop by our shop to walk through our little urban jungle, seeing which plants you are most drawn to, or if you'd rather, you can always call with a request and we can set up a curbside pickup for you. We know that plant care can seem overwhelming, but we're here to help you every step of the way. Not sure which plant will thrive in that corner with indirect light? We can help! Just pop in or give us a call.