Spreading the colour green

Published: August 15, 2010
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A plant can bring a smile to almost any face

Flowers are the beautiful hieroglyphics of nature with which she indicates how much she loves us. – Goethe


Imagine walking into your office with your head full of plans for the day and catching sight of a little present that waits for you on your desk. Wouldn’t it just make your day?

It could bring a smile to your face whether it was just a randomly picked flower or a little note saying “Have a good day!”

Life is all about sharing love and spreading smiles where ever you go. I like to take flowers on my way for my friends. During the time I was working at a school, one of my colleague loved motia flowers, so I would take some for her every day. Once I forgot but she noticed and complained that she had been waiting for her flowers all morning. I was amazed that a few flowers had become so valuable and could spread so much joy.

As gardeners we should all practice giving each other something from our own garden. There are always some new plants that will be a beautiful addition to your friend’s garden or home grown crops can make it to their kitchen.  I am lucky to have found amazing gardener friends.

Some of my cacti has made it to the desks of my friends while many other baby cacti which needed a new home was adopted by a gardener buddy.

Walk through your garden and you will find something that you can present a friend and make them speechless with joy.

May be we can celebrate this independence day by presenting each other plants and spreading the color green that way!

zahra.ali

Zahra Ali

A freelance writer, gardening teacher and environmentalist. She has been spreading the message of natural living through her blog 'Crops in Pots' since 2008

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