Have you ever gone into a store at the end of the summer and seen rows and rows of neglected and half dead plants and trees? I know they are trying to get rid of the summer stock to make room for their fall and winter items, but isn’t there a better, more efficient way of doing this? What if stores would actually take care of these plants, mark them down, or donate them for a small fee to a local park or business?
Yesterday I went to a local grocery store who periodically sells plants, I couldn’t wait to see what variety of plants they might have for me to buy. What I saw saddened me, this is the second time in the last month that I have gone to a store and found the plants completely neglected and marked down to almost nothing because they were half dead.
Ever since I watched the documentary “What Plants Talk About”, my outlook on plants has changed, I see them as living beings instead of just old merchandise that can be thrown out in the dumpster. I felt sad to see those little half dead herbs and I wanted to buy them all, but unfortunately I can’t afford to help every plant in every store, but I could help one. Sometimes people focus on helping forests in foreign countries but fail to look at what they can do right outside their own back door.
I think the reason this type of behavior bothers me is because its wasteful. How companies can spend all that time and money to grow all these plants, and then just let them rot in the stores instead of using them to enhance local parks and businesses, is beyond me. This type of wastefulness extends beyond just plants and encompasses other areas, like food.
One key to a successful plants is love, plants can sense the positive energy that comes from love, but the corporate greed that is based on money and profits, is not conducive to plants well-being. I brought my little sage plant home and gave it some tender loving care, it quickly perked up some and is looking as well as can be expected. Love can change the world, not just the world of humans, but the entire planet.
I think I will send an email to my local business and see if something can be done to reduce this type of wasteful behavior, maybe an alternative solution can be agreed upon.