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Why are plants better gifts than flowers?

Has your significant other ever presented to you a beautiful arrangement of cut flowers and within a week they were drooping and dropping petals everywhere? Then off to the trash they go! I’ve experienced this many times and it always irked me on how short of a life cut flowers can be. Well those times are over! I finally got enough guts to tell my hubby, “You know, can you buy me a plant instead?” Let me explain a few reasons why plants are better gifts than cut flowers.

For one, they last longer. Indoor plants will last years if they are taken care of and have the right light settings. I for one, open our blinds in our home daily to let a flood of light that will shine on each leaf. Some plants are close to the window and some are not. They each have their own little area and are a joy to look at. Of course you lose some indoor plants at times but at least they last many months longer than a cut flower arrangement. It’s all about learning why that plant failed and seeing about small adjustments on light, water and location. If you don't know how to care for the plant, first you need to know the plant name and then use google. A simple google search will give you a plethora of resources on how to care for that individual plant. A good read we came across is: "How to Houseplant: A Beginner’s Guide to Making and Keeping Plant Friends" by Heather Rodino. She has a funny take on caring for indoor plants as well as learning about the common pests and diseases that you could come across in you indoor space.

Secondly, I don’t have to feel guilty abou