|This is Mallorie.|
|Some of Mal's potted plants|
Now, I am not a garden kind of gal. Mal actually gave me a Bonsai tree for Christmas, which I loved-and killed almost immediately. And I think I may have zoned out a bit when she was talking about.....soil, or something. But that's mostly because I'm severely over-caffeinated and can't pay attention to anything for more than three minutes. Despite this I really did appreciate the quiet beauty of the plants sprawled over the balconies of Mallorie's eclectic all-female house. And it's pretty inspiring to hear someone talk about something they love, and show you what they've done with their own hands. I felt very proud of my friend, and I'm glad I finally went to see her garden. Or gardens, plural? I don't know, her plants.
|What is this? A little greenhouse?|
Overall this was the nicest afternoon I've had a while. I was certainly not inspired to grow my own garden. But it's really motivating in general to see someone taking the time to do what they love. I can tell that Mallorie has put a lot of work into really learning the right way to do things. I get the feeling that she started with just a few plants and a little knowlege, and things "grew" from there. It's quite the little metaphor for getting started doing anything in life isn't it? But that's starting to sound like something on a cheesy wall plaque from a mall gift shop, gross.
I'm glad that I spent quality time learning more about someone else's hobby. Sometimes I get bummed because I feel like I'm not good at enough things, and sometimes I feel like I don't have any skills at all. So it's nice to bask in the glow of someone else's creative achievements.
Thanks for the lovely afternoon Mallorie, I'm really sorry about the Bonsai tree.
|Mal let me hold a plant, and it didn't die upon contact.|