Plants that heal me as a person, I’m not talking about this on a spiritual level, but more on a physical, emotional and spacial one.
I have three life spans of plants that reside within my basement suite:
I keep these different life spans within my living environment to remind myself that people grow, and people die. Everything and everyone has a different lifespan.
I keep the long-term plants as a reminder that our growth is what we make it, how hard we work, and how dedicated we are to survival, sunlight, love & food. Once you’re long-term plants have died due to neglect this is a sign that you need to check yourself. You need to take care.
I keep greenery in a vase that will only last about a month or two, it depends on how much I change the water in the vase, how often I trim the greenery, and what kind of plant it is. I keep this shorter lifespan as a reminder of everything in between life, growth and death. Although it remains in our space longer and is more resilient to time and neglect, this too is also temporary.
I buy myself bunches of short span floral that will only live up to a few weeks as a reminder that our time here is limited. Appreciate the beauty within our short-term stay; find the beauty in others who are only on this earth for a brief visit- a short amount of time.