Growing Joy With Plants

Growing Joy With Plants

By Stephanie Seferian

The answer to a happier, more connected life may be as simple as connecting with nature. Enter houseplants, a.k.a. an easy and accessible way to bring the outside in. Although caring for plants has been shown to reduce stress, increase joy, and cultivate connections with ourselves, others and the earth, many of us are epic plant killers. What then? On today's show author and podcaster Maria Failla teaches a crash course on houseplant care for novice and intermediate listeners so that we (fingers crossed!) never kill a houseplant again. Here's a preview: [4:30] Why do plants make us feel so good? Here's what science says [10:45] How to create your plant collection for under $20 [19:00] How to successfully grow houseplants in cold, dark, and drafty homes [23:00] Exactly when and how to "pot up" [28:00] Brown leaves, yellow leaves, plants with "legs", pests, orchids that won't re-bloom, and other common plant woes Resources mentioned: Maria's Plant Parent Personality Test Espoma Organic Hand Me Up Young Planet Join our (free!) community here. Find your tribe. Sustainable Minimalists are on Facebook, Instagram + Youtube. Email me and say hello! MamaMinimalistBoston@gmail.com.    Our Sponsors:* Thank you to LifeStraw! https://lifestraw.com/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/sustainable-minimalists/exclusive-content
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