Sunday, May 5
Dreaming of Green
I have never been a big fan of plants or gardening. Not till I moved out from a big family house into a tiny rental apartment and became independent in this way.
My first plant I brought with me was a present from my boyfriend - the Setcreacea hirsuta "Swiftale".
It should look like this and is supposed to have flowers from May-September:
But mine somehow didn't have flowers yet ...
I also have two orchids (one given to me as a present from my Godmother /pink-purple/, one from my mother /white/).
Photo from last year:
And how they look now:
I am actually surprised that they didn't die on me.
I have now settled to succulents. My succulent garden is now growing quite fast.
These are the ones I have bought yesterday:
I still dream about having my own garden, ever so tiny, where I could plant my own tomatoes, cucumber, potatoes etc., together with flowers, cultivated or wild.
Today an idea hoped into my mind - how about becoming a help, assistant or "intern" in some gardening supplier store, or a florist, or actually our agro school? I on one side doubt anyone would be interested, but I would really like to spent my free time among plants, learning about them, studying them and later maybe use this knowledge for myself.
A few things I learned about gardening:
1. Everything takes its own time
2. Ignoring my plants does them well sometimes - I tend to over-care about my possessions One of my first succulents died because I just wouldn't leave it alone (and probably over-watered it)
3. It really is relaxing.
I hope my next apartment will have a bigger balcony, if not, there is also the possibility of window farming.