I’ve never had much of a green thumb.
I simply don’t understand what plants need from me, and I have a hard time remembering to care for them consistently since they just sortof sit there.
That’s why I’ve learned not to put much investment into acquiring plants of any type, because I can expect them to die within days of getting them home. I recently moved into a new house, however, and the backyard is amazing. When I saw it’s raw potential, I realized I was going to have to get over my plant complex and learn to garden. I bought a bunch of hardy plants and got them set up outdoors, but as winter approached I realized I was going to have to take action to save this foliage. I moved all the plants indoors so they could enjoy the heat, but soon realized that they needed a lot of specific air conditions to stay alive. I set up a spare room with several grow bulbs and contacted my HVAC dealer for help with the air quality questions I had. Apparently these plants were going to need a lot more humidity than our furnace provided during the winter season, so I found myself purchasing air humidifiers, which pump moisture back into the air after it is heated. The units were easy to service and my plants were looking happy, so I was feeling confident with my botany skills all of a sudden. That’s how I found myself purchasing more and more plants, installing more humidifiers, and filling the room to the brim.