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Friday, February 25, 2011

Plant enthusiasts unite!

I read somewhere that how you treat your plants is a reflection of how you treat yourself... hmmmm...

This really got me thinking...
  • Talk nicely to your plants = you probably talk nicely to yourself too.
  • Water your plants regularly = you probably take care of your health as well: eating well, lots of rest, regular checkups, etc.
  • Underwater your plants = you might be stressed and/or overworked
  • Overwater your plants = you might be distracted and/or not paying attention to details in your life
  • Plastic plants = ummm... I would rather not go there.
  • No plants or worse, dead ones?  Seek help immediately!
Okay, so I am totally making this stuff up, but it did force me to stop and look, and I mean really look at each and every one of my 9 plants.  I always thought that I was someone who took great care of my plants (aka myself), but when I looked more closely, I discovered that some of them weren't thriving as well as they could be.  So, I took the time to give them some much needed TLC.  If you must know, I usually fall into the 'overwater' category, although over the years, I have even been known to kill a few here and there (gasp!)

One of the things that really helped me in my task was this contraption:



It is a water-sensor!  This sucker was only $6 at the hardware store and no, I don't feel bad about spending the money because hey, my plants are WORTH IT! (This is starting to sound like a really bad pep talk).

Anyway, just for fun, I have decided that I am going to name each of the plants as well, and that's where you come in.  All you need to do is go to my facebook page, and post your name suggestions for each one under its picture.  When the 'contest' ends, I will post the winners and each of my plants will get a placard with its new name and the person's name who suggested it.  I know, I know, it is kind of silly, but get over it and get creative! 

I will pick names by Tuesday, March 1.

Marebare

3 comments:

  1. I fear I'm now in the plant-less category... at least where indoor plants are concerned. It all started when the adorable, yet challenging Smoky Bear arrived in my life. http://www.photos-public-domain.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/gray_tabby_cat_on_kitchen_counter-600x396.jpg

    First he decided that the plants were blocking his window view, then he decided they were delicious. And since he can jump from the floor to the top of a 6 foot high cabinet, no place is safe from my angelic little marauding invader! Sigh...

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  2. Sounds like you have a good excuse, so I guess you don't need to 'seek help immediately' (!)
    Good trade, he is much cuter than any of my plants :)

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  3. I'm not sure about that. I think I could use some help, just in general! :~)

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