I think one of the biggest problems plant parent wannabes have is that they want a plant that will work with their schedule.

They want to water it once a week, rather than, you know, when it actually needs watering.

Or they want it in a cool pot, even though it has no drainage holes.

There’s no such thing as a green thumb — you either take the time to educate yourself about a plant’s needs, or you don’t.

In other news, my mother killed a snake plant.


She kept in the conservatory and it froze.


Bless her, she brought in inside when I pointed it out, and is currently waiting for a miracle.

The fungus-infested golden pothos and crispy peace lily remain in the conservatory, patiently awaiting their demise.

Writer, blogger. Rabbit parent to one. Plant parent to many. Occasional runner, jigsaw puzzle enthusiast.

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