As I am writing this I am in the process of growing my first office plant. I anticipate it to be both an adventure and challenge.
I have found a ledge just beneath my office window as a perfect location. I have purchased a decorated green clay pot for my new plant.
My co-worker has kindly brought in potting soil and a vine stem for me to transplant to my clay pot. The dirt is poured and vine stem placed deeply near the bottom of the pot.
What now I ask myself. Wait? Surely there must be some tricks and secrets to this plant growing business. Would staring at my plant every two seconds make it grow faster? Should I talk to my plant so that it knows it is loved? I stay determined and try the above strategies along with a measure of prayer.
I have a new-found excitement as I water and care for my new plant. I reflect on the reason I wanted to grow an office plant. I find that the answer is as simple as plants themselves. Plants are here to remind us of beauty and life.
Do you have a story to share? We would love to hear about your experience with plants and why you keep them. Tell us in the comments!
By David Dziegielewski, Operations Assistant