Greenery purifies the air, creates interior interest and most of all, provides many benefits to health and well being in every home. That's why i love them. But sometimes, they don't love me.
Don't let the lush greens deceive you. I'm still hopelessly rubbish at keeping plants alive. But these have been going strong for some time and they are still here so it's worth blogging about my achievement. No?
Also, i wanted to show Hayden's Calamondin. I'm very excited about this new addition to the indoor garden. For years i have been searching for this tree. You see, when i was a kid, i grew up with these in my grandma's garden. The fruits are sweet/sour which we use for cooking and condiments just like how we use lime/lemons. It's delicious.
Amongst the survival party, are the Olive trees which i thought are so hardy but i had it from a very good source [yesterday], they should be living outside. Ooops. Well, i keep them in the conservatory amongst these beauties and they have survived a few years now. They seem to be very healthy and happy and i'm not about to change their habitat and dynamic just in case they get upset with me.
The Fiddle Fig tree seems to be loving the spot in the corner too. Almost a year old now [perhaps we should have a little party to celebrate its birthday soon] and these were supposed to be the hardest plant to keep alive as it's apparently, very high maintenance. I hope i haven't jinxed myself now.
And these white orchids which hasn't stopped flowering ever since it was given to me 6 or 7 months ago. Even when i forgot to water it for a month or so.
Ok, so it really does prove that some plants like me and can keep their loyalty. But still, i get nervous.
So, what do i do to keep them alive so far? Not much. Apart from remembering to water them at least once a week. I don't sing to them. I don't even talk to them [anymore]. Anyhow, it appears to be hit and miss when it comes to me and plants. So far, lately i am winning and this makes me very happy.
Do you keep plants in your home? Do you have any tips to share in keeping them healthy and most of all, alive? Do share! I'd love to hear it!