Plant Shops, Rejoice!
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Whether or not you binged the entire third season of Queer Eye after it dropped earlier this month, you are probably (hopefully) aware that the Fab Five’s loft is one of the most impeccably decorated spots on the planet. This time around they really seem to have embraced the live-in jungle aesthetic that has become all the rage over the past year or so. If you are an avid m.blog reader, you may recall a somewhat recent post in which I chronicle my desire to achieve a similar vibe in my own home, despite a complete lack of horticulture skills. I am writing to inform you that you are now becoming a witness to what might be the first few steps in my path to becoming a master gardener.
A couple of weeks ago I was inspired, in no small part thanks to the Queer Eye loft, to walk into my local Cambridge plant shop. Pickings were slim and I had hefty requirements. The plants I chose had to be both easy to take care of AND non-toxic for cats, because mine often forgets that she is not a herbivore. Yet, I managed to walk away with two small pots of foliage! During my 40 minutes of deliberation and conversation with the plant expert on staff, I made an interesting discovery – I was not the only one who had been inspired to test out my green thumb that weekend. Apparently, the plant shop had been bursting at the seams with house-plant-buyers the day before, the day after the Queer Eye season three debut. Coincidence? I think not!
Given the internet buzz over the greenery-filled space over the past week or so, I predict that plant shops everywhere should prepare for mass influxes of would-be botanists buying plants left, right, and center. Meanwhile, I’ll keep you updated on the progress of my apartment greenery. Stay tuned!
Posted by Catherine