Bloom and Grow

Three days. This number is how many days I've had the shop open AND how many more days I have left working my 9-5 of a decade. It's pretty wild how time passes either painfully slow or in the blink of an eye depending on how you look at it. As a planner, Mother, responsible human and a Taurus I can say for the first time in my adult life that I don't know what happens after 3 days.  I will tell you this. If I don' t give it a straight 110% try then I would certainly regret it. What exactly am I trying? I'm not entirely sure, but I know to start that my mission is to help people to bring plants indoors and hopefully reap the benefits of nurturing something living as well as beautifying their space in an economical and health benefiting way. I envision them becoming part of an essential home. For some reason that I can't totally understand, after 1982 people stopped inhabiting their homes with plants. Prior to that everyone had plants dating back to the Victorian Era. With the resurgence of the value of natural plant remedies my hope is that even one houseplant in a home can help us all get a little closer to nature and off of our phones.

There is so much to learn from leaving our comfort zones. Already in just a couple days I had a customer tell me about the podcast "Bloom and Grow." Although I thought I was the Queen of podcasts I missed this boat. SO, see, I am already learning from you guys and I hope we can all learn from each other. 

See you hopefully at the shop. In the meantime, I'm plant shopping and soaking up straight plant knowledge. M.G.

1. Avant Gardens in Dartmouth, Ma where most of the succulents are sourced from. (They are actually grown here, which is rare and rad in New England)

2. Why did I take a private selfie eating a banana with a 'string of bananas' succulent? (Clearly, it was a private funny joke between me and the plant)

3. The new "office"

Maryann Gibbons