I’ve never been fond of plants before because I hate getting soil under my nails. Well, I guess, partly, my abhorrence towards these living things was fueled by the fact that all the plants that I touched died. It was surprising, even to me, when I decided to pick out three plants during a shopping spree in IKEA. Totally unlike me….. Then true enough, the plants started dying one by one even though I followed instructions closely. Which said, “No need for direct sunlight” so I kept it in a corner where it can get very little sunlight. “Water once a week” which I did also. But the thing is that within the first few days, the plants started showing signs of dying. KNN. What’d I do? No water, no sunlight and that’s exactly what I did, rite?
This dead plant outside my window....poor thing. Still there. Don't know how and where to 'bury' the fella. Days passed and slowly one plant bowed out. Then the other crumbled as well. Only one left standing….the hero of all heroes. This plant is something, man. Even with my not-much-sunlight and once-a-week watering, it survived. And you know what? Not only did it survive, the plant thrived!
One by one, new little babies started growing inside the pot. Then they sprouted leaves. Then grow some more….wow! I was flabbergasted, to say the least. Now, imagine this…I think I have to get a new pot for this baby of mind. I cannot bear to watch this one die because….somehow, you form a connection with the plant. I talk to it, you know. Stop laughing. It’s not a joke and it’s not funny. This plant is my new baby and it’s got a name too. Fellow bloggers and blog visitors, please meet my new baby. It’s name is Plant-issimo.
Hee hee….original-leh? :-)