• Spring Has Sprouted

    by  • April 13, 2017 • Entertainment, Homepage • 0 Comments

    Spring is (supposed to be) here! Which means that it’s time to plant flowers and plants!

    Now, knowing most Maldonian houses, some of us have an actual garden with space to start gardening. Some of us, not so much. People who live in apartments or in houses that are closer to other houses, who don’t have access to a little green plot of land, and that is okay! During your spring vacation, here are some things you can do to make your little apartment greener!

    A Geranium maderense. Photo from Flickr.

    Step 1: Picking a plant

    Do you want to grow flowers? Or herbs? Maybe just plants in general? Be careful though, you might not be able to accommodate to all of the things your plant needs. You’ll need to figure out whether you have proper lighting, a good room temperature, and motivation.

    Not all plants enjoy the same thing. An orchid for instance requires direct lighting and ⅓ cup of water in the form of ice cubes, and they’re moderately easy to take care of especially considering they’re indoor plants. An Anthurium needs bright light constantly, and moderate watering- one mistake, and your plant’s dead!

    If you want to keep your plant indoors, year round, you’ll need an indoor plant. Here are some ideas by level of easiness to take care of:

    Jasmine flowers. Photo from Flickr.

    Super easy:

    -African Violet

    -Geranium

    -Wandering Jew

    -Cape Primrose

    -Peace Lily

     

    Moderate:

    A Begonia flower. Photo from Flickr.

    -Hibiscus

    -Ponderosa Lemon (yes they make actual lemons)

    -Jasmine

    -Phalaenopsis Orchid

    -Begonia

     

    Hard:

    -Anthurium

    -Azaleas

    -Basil

    Step 2: Planning Your Garden

    A Spathiphyllum Cochlearispathum. Photo from Flickr.

    Since this step varies from person to person based on the living conditions and space try to consider as many options as possible.

    Do you want a clay pot? A tin container? Glass? How much space are you going to dedicate for your plants? Is there enough lighting? Is it in a stable area? Figure it out!

    Step 3: Getting it All Together

    You can get plants from almost anywhere. Your grandma, a flower shop, Home Depot, a park… literally anywhere (just don't steal plants that are obviously not yours). Pot your plant according to the instructions of your plant. You might need to do some research. Again, every plant is different.

    Step 4: Enjoy

    Nothing is better than waking up to find your nice healthy plant basking in the shine. Drink your coffee or tea and breathe in the clean air. Enjoy it!

    Photo of plants. Photo from Flickr.

    About

    Ana Pirosca is entering her Freshman year at Malden High School after graduating middle school from the Linden STEAM Academy. Born in Cluj Napoca, Romania. Pirosca went to Manhattan, Kansas at the age of three. She then moved to Malden four years later. Pirosca has a passion for fitness and has already joined the Track and Crew teams. Outside of school, Pirosca loves to read and write. Her favorite series is the Harry Potter series. Her passion for writing prompted her join the Blue and Gold. Pirosca loves TV Shows like Doctor Who, the BBC Sherlock, as well as Rick and Morty. Her favorite band is the post hardcore band La Dispute. Pirosca is excited to start her Blue & Gold career.

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