Monday, August 29, 2011


Have you ever noticed how people display certain behavior or gravitate toward a particular way of life?  My sister read a lot, was a very effective communicator, highly intelligent.  She of course was born under the sign of Gemmini.  Samuel, a very good friend, is very emotional and prefers being near water.  He, of course, is a Cancer.  Well, I have began studying plants.  I am a Taurus and I love being around nature - plants, flowers, gardens, etc. 
"The highest missions of plants is not merely to please our eyes with color, our mouths with delicious fruits.  Not only do they do this and more, but they are ever silently but surely eating up what is impure and injurious to ourselves in the atmosphere and in the earth all around our homes; and any dwelling in which plants are well and healthily grown will be more likely to be a clean and healthy house than if plants were not there." -- Ladies' Floral Cabinet

Plants not only add beauty to a room, but also make it a friendly, inviting place to live or work; they appear to have a calming, spiritual effect on most people.  This perhaps explains why plants play such an important role at key stages in our lives, such as weddings, funerals, periods of illness, and birthdays.  People feel relaxed when they are near or tending to living plants.  Businesses install interior landscaping to increase worker productivity, and reduce absenteeism.  Top hotels, restaurants and other commerical premises use plants to help attract customers.  Bill Wolverton, Ph.D. has written a book "How to Grow Fresh Air:  50 Houseplants That Purify Your Home or Office"  that I highly recommend.

My favorites are Bamboo, Boston Fern, Peace Lily, Snake Plant, Christmas and Easter Cactus, Croton, Aloe Vera, Cyclamen, Kalanchoe, Kentia Palm, Ficus Alii, Peacock, King of Hearts, Wax Begonia, Weeping Fig, Parlor Palm, Gerbera Daisy, Kimberly Queen, and the Lady Palm. 

I'm sure you have a favorite too.  You will definately find more after viewing and reading Dr. Wolverton's book.  Cheers everyone!!


  1. Yes, dear bamboo...and palms!

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  2. I absolutely love Bamboo. The Christmas Cactus is truly an amazing plant. Plants with spiky thorns like the rolly-polly cactus I find very jarring. Pretty to look at but not my type of decorative plant. Cheers Cloudia!!

  3. Very interesting blog. I love reading about the zodiac signs. :-)

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  4. Thanks BB. I enjoy reading astrology, too. I believe that they are true to heart because people share the planet with other animals. So we are bound to have common behaviors. Cheers!!

  5. I believe in having plants inside the house to purify the air. And I am very into it. Right now I have several plants that I will take care like a baby when it is fall and winter lol!! I talk to them telling them to give me flowers and believe it or not this plants gave me flowers, is that fun?
    I have Christmas cactus and for the past years it didn't give me flowers because I drop 'em ^_^ I think she is "hurt" lol!!

  6. Kim - Plant experts say that if you talk to plants, they will grow even more beautiful. I talk to mine all the time and they just grow, and grow, and grow. And the are a deep green. Ah, poor whittle Christmas cactus. We have to see how to help her put for her gorgeous blooms. Cheers Kim!!

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