So, my wife’s birthday is coming up soon, and I’m hot on the trail of unique gifts to give her that don’t just involve giving her a simple item. While I’ve done that in the past and definitely won’t stray from doing that in the future, I’m trending towards getting gifts that involve experiences, growth, and something to learn from the gift itself. I feel that that’s got more value to it than a simple material object that would normally be expected.
So! What is it I have in mind? Well, one of her favorite things is succulents. I’m not exactly sure where that love grew from, but she loves cacti and the sorts. Perhaps it’s because they’re easy to take care of what with needing little water and care throughout the day. But I’m quite fond of her love for succulents, so I figured getting a few small decorative pots and quality soil for her birthday and then taking her to pick out succulents is a great idea.
While we live in an apartment, it’s lucky that we have a back deck to place the plants outside during the summer. But during these months? Well, we have a huge window at the back of our apartment that could use a small desk to place the succulents on for ample sunlight.
That’s the thing that a lot of people don’t take into account when it comes to hosting plants inside their homes. The plants will be easy enough to water (so long as you keep up on the routine). But sunlight is absolutely essential to all plants, even if some require less or more than others. So, having a big window to place them in front of is quite important for their survival and health.
The other thing with our big window is that succulents love the sun. Heck, they practically bake in the sun in the southwest. And temperatures aren’t as important as people believe for them. They don’t need extremely hot environments as the desert night is quite cold. A little water and a lot of sunlight will do them just fine.
So what kind of plants can you imagine having in your home? Oftentimes, people will opt to plant herbs and spices within their house to grow, pick, and cook with. That’s quite sustainable and a great way to enjoy fresh, homegrown ingredients. Others enjoy having plants for decorative reasons. No matter what you choose, though, take care of them. They’re living things, too.