Gardening always fascinated me but I never had the courage to try it out. One day I gathered my courage and marched into a nursery. I use to drive by many nurseries on my way to work so I randomly picked one. I wanted to try my hand at a few plants and I had no idea about it. I just knew that plants look pretty. I purchased a few flowering bright plants and I ended up killing half of them.
More than 50% of my purchased plants died of over or under-watering. My mistakes were many. I’ll point out the stupidest ones first:
- Purchasing plants without any knowledge about them
- Buying the beautiful plants without considering about care they need
- Putting them anywhere just because they look pretty on the spot
- Treating every plant as equal
- Not pruning and fertilizing them
My mistakes that lead to my “Plant Murderer” Title.
Now that I was comparatively wiser I changed the strategy. I purchased the hardy plants from the nursery and asked the gardener details of placement and watering care. The special needs of plants. I googled about them I purchased a few important things:
- Gardening Tools: shovel, fork, spade (mini versions coz I have pots not actual garden yet)
Now that I was almost ready to try my hand again I purchased:
- Moon Cactus
- Ixora Dwarf
- Peace lily
Peace Lily died despite my efforts to save it, my success rate is going up I was at 75% success rate. It’s a very encouraging number.
With more confidence, I’ve now purchased Succulents, with my increasing confidence my garden is slowly increasing too. Although I still play safe and prefer Succulents & Cactus. I’ve finally purchased the colorful winter flowering plants- Gerbera.
Fingers Crossed for my Plants.
Happy Gardening to all