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Plant Parenting

 I just discovered that I like being a plant parent. I got Aggie, an Aglaonema Beauty for my birthday and Theri (silent h), an Anthurium for Mother's Day. Yes, I did name them, because they are houseplants and will be with me for a very long time. I looked online to see if other people name their plants. And indeed, they do! As a matter of fact, 800-flowers recommends naming your indoor plants, because it's healthy for both you and your plant. 

My older son and his fiancée got these for me from I will have to say that they are VERY easy to take care of just like they claim on their commercials and website. I'm very pleased, to say the least. 

After Aggie arrived, I noticed a shift in my mood. And when Theri arrived, I became more energetic. I'm doing things I haven't done in a while, such as making birthday cakes for the family, making dessert, cleaning the entire house in a day - and very happy to be doing them. Anyway, MK and L told me they didn't want to cover me up with houseplants, but they thought one more would be nice. I then told them that it wouldn't hurt my feelings at all if they want to continue to have plants sent to me from time to time.

Do I talk to my plants? Yes, I do that too. From the same article on 800-flowers, it tells about how our CO2 emissions, as we talk to them, is really what plants like. I just find that it's soothing to have that conversation with the plant. 💗

I had also heard that plants like music. So, I'll play some meditation/relaxation music or classical music for them from time to time as well. I figured that listening to that music is pretty great for me too. And according to Mr. Smarty Plants, there was a Mythbusters show that said it is plausible that playing music was good for the plants in their study - even heavy metal if you prefer that. 

Aggie likes filtered light, so she's on a bookshelf near the kitchen window.

Theri likes more direct sunlight, so she gets to sit by the kitchen window by my crafting and reading  nook.

So, no more excuses. Get yourself an indoor plant to get that mood shift and energy boost you're looking for. Life is good! Houseplants can help you discover that.




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