Wholesome adoption.

Wholesome adoption.

Aww, that plant getting better makes me feel better too.

My mom has a special corner of her garden that she says is special, it's where she puts plants that are struggling or dying. I guess the soil has better nutrients, or they get the runoff from the gutters on the house, but anyway she calls it her healing garden <3

That's beautiful 😊

I should really take some nice photos of her garden this summer when everything is blooming. It's amazing how she's transformed this little property. Neighbours come over to tell her they've never seen it look better. She's lined the walkway with lattices and climbing plants and hanging baskets so when it blooms you're bathed in fragrance walking up to the door. She built six raised beds and a fence around it and an archway, all from reclaimed lumber. She ripped up a bunch of her front lawn to line it with this beautiful garden with all these big rocks around it, and planted trees. She's constantly working and making it better, it's crazy. We had goats on the farm growing up and now she's excited to have a garden that won't get eaten!

Double thumbs up.

brb off to get some lonely plants!

Make that a quadruple.

I'm the same way. I work way too much to own a pet. Having plants to take care of takes pretty good care of me

Lowe's discount rack, back of the live plants section. It will have clearance tags and sad-looking plants on it (though some are perfectly healthy and just don't have blooms yet so they're not appealing to buy).

You can get a plant like OP's from $1-3.


It sounds like you have a really nice mum. :)

“He had heard about talking to plants in the early seventies, on Radio Four, and thought it was an excellent idea. Although talking is perhaps the wrong word for what Crowley did. What he did was put the fear of God into them. More precisely, the fear of Crowley. In addition to which, every couple of months Crowley would pick out a plant that was growing too slowly, or succumbing to leaf-wilt or browning, or just didn't look quite as good as the others, and he would carry it around to all the other plants. "Say goodbye to your friend," he'd say to them. "He just couldn't cut it. . . " Then he would leave the flat with the offending plant, and return an hour or so later with a large, empty flower pot, which he would leave somewhere conspicuously around the flat. The plants were the most luxurious, verdant, and beautiful in London. Also the most terrified.”

― Neil Gaiman, Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch


What a sweet thing to do...your garden must be beautiful

I don't really think about plants much. But you know what? Plants are awesome. They give so much to humanity and to life as a whole. I like plants a lot and am going to appreciate them more now.

There is a guy living in Berlin who quit his job to become a full-time plant rescuer. He drives around the city and picks up abandoned plants from the trash or the side of the road. You can also call him if you have a plant that you don't want or can't keep anymore, and he will come pick it up. He nurses the plants back to health and then either sells them or rents them out as decoration for hotels, events or whatever. Let me see if I can find an article in English! Edit: unfortunately, the article is available in German only. Oh well. Anyway, here's Helga, who I rescued from the trash in December. She's doing great nowadays! :)

I have always had a 'black thumb' and could never really grow anything but finally these past few months I finally grew from seeds three tomato plants, some flowers, bell pepper plants, parsley, etc, I'm hoping they all keep growing,.. it's nice going outside in the breeze to water them every day and see the plants get bigger, it's calming and gives me something to do. Plus I hope to get veggies out of it:) I've always wanted a big garden, for now it's just containers, but maybe someday!

Mums healing mums

Omg, I wish I knew where to go to get them.

At the end of every planting season, all the pop-up home and garden centers shut down and clear out. They almost always leave the leftover plants just sitting there with a FREE sign.

I take them and plant them where I can.

When my children were born, I planted each of them a fruit tree (apple for my boy, cherry for my girl), so it will grow with them and when they're older they can eat the fruits.

Trees are cool.

goes to sit in the healing garden

Sometimes I forget plants are a like, a thing. Like trees. I should hug a tree.

Somebody ship the seeds

I don´t think this Lowe´s thing exists in sweden. Maybe I should try to order. There is no tax on iuutems under 18 $ only delivery.

healing can be felt coming up through feet


Helga looks like the friend who drinks too much at parties and dances inappropriately. Everyone loves her, regardless, because she loves them back.

I'd like to see it

I do the same with fruit that has bruises or boxes of various food that has dents in it. I buy stuff that's been squished, or knocked over or laying on the floor. You gotta see past the damage and know what's on the inside.

I'm a college student and I wish I had a terrace

gets drenched with gutter runoff

That's okay dude :) Some people have nothing, we're lucky to have a roof over our heads!

I once rescued a withered one inch cactus a friend had. They were using the pot as an ash tray.

I brought that thing back from the brink, and ended up having to rehome it once it got past three foot tall.

Nowadays there's so much useful information online anyone can grow an awesome garden anywhere. We can all be green thumbs!

That sounds like a great place to hang out and watch the time pass by for a few hours!

checks username.

My whole life (yard and garden) is made up of clearance plants. 👍🏼

I'm going for Hexadecuple, triacontadouble, hexacontakaitetraple, hecatoicosioctaple,

Basically took n sided polygon and switched -gon for -ple with a glue voyel.

That is such a good idea! Reminds me of my mom putting a notch on the doorframe every year to mark my height and year and taking a pic, every year take a pic of your kids growing along with the trees:)

Thank you, I do. She's my favourite human being

Yes please! Share on /sub/gardening as well, they'd love to see it. Bonus if you have before/after pics!

Clever pistil.

I googled "pothos" and yep, that's the unkillable plant in my living room! That thing is a trooper! It's persevered through long periods of complete neglect, as well as phases of constant overwatering. It's thriving.

Me too! Try Pothos, those plants are damn near impossible to kill (but they can get sick so if it does die don't feel too terrible), I have one at my parents house and they forget to water it, so I try to go water it whenever I can, maybe once per week, and it's hanging in there! I'm planning on rescuing it this weekend.

There's one in Stockholm, but you could probably find a similar shelf in the Walmart plant center if y'all have one of those.

Oh, this did take years! I think it was about ten years in total before I just didn't have room for it any more.

Damn a cactus that grew to three foot from that tiny! They usually take years to grow that large!

I have some seed and stamps if you want!

Edit: It is not the plant that you had in pitcture though so I´m clear.

omg reddit, how you gonna make me cry over a comment about plants? I don't even like plants.

I do this! Whenever I walk past a gardening centre or a supermarket anywhere with possibly dying plants I bring them Home Repot and love them and tell my girlfriend I brought some new friends home.

Double green thumbs up!

Definitely will take pics, hadn't thought of that. I planted them with their umbilical cords too (not the whole thing, the clipped bit that falls off). Couldn't think of what to do with them, didn't want to keep a bit of rotting skin hanging around and throwing them away seemed odd.

Awww, I love people who garden because they really, really love it. You can always tell when a garden's had that kind of time and effort and love poured into it.

I would very much like to party with Helga, but then also swing by the 24 hour pizza place and share a large pizza with her, and then walk her home and make sure she has plenty of water. <3

Does anyone know what plant that is?

That's how I feel! I've never been interested in gardening, but seeing her work is so inspiring and touching.

Where are these "pop-up" centers you speak of? 😮We don't have those here and I would gladly relocate for free plants!