How encouraging it is to witness so many young people taking a greater interest in gardening – whether it is to grow their own herbs on the windowsill, plant a pot of mixed greens to harvest at will or taking bold steps to reshape outdoor living spaces.
So, if you are wondering what to give the new home owner, the child who is setting up their own apartment or even grandma in the retirement/ aged care facility,a holiday gift or birthday gift for any age or stage in life, one cannot go wrong with a living plant of some kind.
P.S. I was horrified to find when visiting an old friend in an aged care facility that all the indoor “greenery” and “colour” was fake. What a wonderful therapy it would be for inmates to have their own plant to care for – “a green pet” that responds to sweet talk and occasional drink and just keeps on giving – cleaning the air, providing natural beauty without the fleas, dribble, hair and waste…