Falling Back in (Succu)love

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Well, this blog has obviously been neglected. The year's almost over and here I am, finally putting up my first post of 2014. So much has happened and I don't even know where to begin...I'll save that for another post one day maybe. Let's just continue this thing starting from today...

Gardening was something I shared with my mom. We didn't have that much in common, but when I started taking interest in plants, this turned into a hobby I enjoyed so much simply because I finally found something that we could both do together. But after she passed in January of this year, my interest died as well. Not only did I no longer have the spare time, it was also difficult to step foot into a garden center or do anything that related to planting...or just thinking of plants in general. It reminded me so much of her. I just couldn't do it...but I missed it so much. It's been over half a year now since she passed, and I finally stepped back into a garden center for the first time yesterday. It was hard. I nearly cried so many times, but I like to think I'm pretty good at controlling my emotions. It was sad being in there, but peaceful at the same time. I started to remember why I loved it so much. Gardening is purely therapeutic. And I ended up buying a few more succulents :)

My mom loved making her own succulent arrangements so I decided to make one with the plants I bought. This flower looking one particularly caught my eye. I'd never seen one like this at any of the garden centers I've been to so I knew I just had to get it.

I also brought down my succulents and cacti from my room that were potted in tiny individual pots and decided to put them all together in one. Except for this little guy. One of my best friends got me that cactus as well as the geo shaped pot it's in, so I figured he deserved to shine on his own :)

I'm really happy with my new additions! And I'm also happy I mustered up the strength to do this again. Everyone heals from painful struggles in their own way and I think this will definitely help me...and will keep my mom's love and passion for plants alive.

This one's for you, mom. I miss you everyday.

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