I have an odd hobby

@suedarr (2382)
Canada
December 5, 2006 11:35am CST
I like to rescue dying and sickly house plants, and attempt to restore their health. I have been doing this for about 6 years now. Sometimes I succeed, and other times my efforts are for not. I find these poor specimens thrown out in other people's trash, others at the back end of flower shops where I can usually purchase one for less than a dollar if they do not just thrust them in my hands happy I guess to be rid of it, and still more are brought to me by people who were made aware of my little project. Does anyone else do this? Is this some form of a God complex?
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@lizabeth (666)
• United States
5 Dec 06
I think that is great. I have never been too good with raising plants, but I have in the last year gotten better. I love taking care of them and its very aggravating to me when it looks like one is going to die. Keep up the good work!
@suedarr (2382)
• Canada
5 Dec 06
Thank you everyone for your positive and encouraging replies.. :) I appreciate it!
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@birthlady (5613)
• United States
5 Dec 06
I do this too, I've done it at least 30 years, and I still rescue plants!
• United States
5 Dec 06
If you walked into my house right now you could take home 4 plants that honestly have seen better days. I forget to water them and I kill them. I don't feel guilty about it until I read something like this.
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@ankscorek (567)
• Djibouti
5 Dec 06
all the best
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• United States
5 Dec 06
Awe! I think thats great! Your own little "plant rescue" I wouldn't exactly call it a God Complex, more of a love for all living things. =)
@coolcatzz (1587)
• Canada
24 Feb 07
Oh I'm so envious I wish I knew more about looking after plants. I kill mine for the most part. I bought 4 big ones when I moved into my new place and I only have 1 left. I do have a question however. Years ago when I was working in an office they had these plants that look like vines with green leaves and they were the hardiest plant I have ever seen. They actually had a company come in once a week to look after them. Well they would continuely clip them back so the baskets of them were nice and full looking and not scarce. Many times we would take the cuttings and root and plant them but when I did this it would just grow like one big long vine. I never knew where the best spot was to clip them. I don't know if they clipped them before the next leaf started or right after the leaf. Oh I hope I'm not confusing you it's just something I wondered. I'd like to get more plants I just wish I was better at taking care of them. I'd love to get one of these plants that I'm talking about it's just I don't know how to clip them and keep them thick and full. Thanks for any help Sue.