Houseplant design specialist and green thumb extraordinaire Rachael Lee Stroud hung out with us in the studio on Sunday and showed us how not to kill our friends. This was the first installment of our new workshop series, Sh*t You Should Know, with many more to come!
From Rachael's Blog:
"My heart and mission goes far deeper than plants. Houseplants became my therapy — my form of cultivating beauty and learning lessons about process over perfection. Going around the table, each woman opened up and talked candidly about loss, grief and growth. It’s crazy how we all had so many insecurities and believed inadequacies in common. I am so grateful for each and every one of those women for being so bold, authentic, and willing to learn."
Reminders for our new plant parents:
Remember to peak in on your baby every day, use your finger to check the moisture in the soil before watering, and rotate if you notice that there's more growth in one direction. Don't forget to mix your plantfood in a 1L spray bottle full of water and use sparingly – plantfood is needed in the summer, when nutrients are depleted, but take a break over the winter. With all that good organic soil and the beautifully painted, perfectly sized pots they're in, your new baby probably won't need to be repotted for awhile, but keep an eye out for soil that pulls away from the edges of the pot so you know when it's ready for more room!
Don't forget to download your Desert Plants Care Card!
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