Make sure you get the best plants for your money! Buying Houseplants
Hello Sue and Everyone,
Thanks for this interesting article Sue, the advice is so good always.
So many times in my earlier gardening life I fell for the 'rescue plant syndrome' - but no more, experience has taught me that!
I am lucky though, I have never had to quarantine any of my plants newly bought in - but I have had to separate those which later fell to something sticky or unwelcome.
I find home-made sprays good here but I have a definite approach to gardening ... everything has to pay its way, so if a plant is not performing consistently (given all the care it needs) then it is out I am afraid.
It is such a joy to pot up stuff - ah yes!
I think every plant lover has gotten rescue plant syndrome at least once!
I tend to love the look of African Violets and on many occasions when I want to thank someone at work I will buy them a plant. Some keep them alive and others don't. I think they look so nice when they are healthy and blooming.
Lately, I've taken to buying succulents and they (co-workers) have better luck when they don't have to do anything to keep them alive.