Fern didn’t make it.
I brought Fern home over a year ago.
I had thought about getting a dog and didn’t want to commit to the expense of keeping a dog so instead I bought a plant. That day I walked out of the store with my petite potted plant I was proud as if I was bringing home my first puppy.
I once did a search on the internet to find out what was out there about the differences between keeping a plant versus keeping a dog. Searching for “plants vs dogs” did not turn up the results I was looking for. Instead I found results like
- Plants vs Kitties in Dennis’s Diary of Destruction,
- Plants vs Zombies – a free game download where you use plants to stop hungry zombies,
- various articles about plants that are toxic to dogs.
I had my own observations about keeping a plant versus keeping a dog. Most notably I observed that Fern did not bark when she saw other plants out the window.
I watered Fern regularly. I spritzed her leaves to provide humidity. I put her into a bigger pot and added more soil. I inserted plant spikes in her soil to feed her. I put her in different rooms in the house to see if she needed more light, or less light, or a different kind of light.
Fern did not make it.
I have a cactus now. His name is Spike. Spike is doing well.
- Plant therapy (goingforwardblog.wordpress.com)
- Best Houseplants for Your Apartment (apartmentguide.com)
- Would You Condition Your Hair With Ferns? (bellasugar.com)