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Blooms- The Happy and the Sad

Most of us can admit we have stared intently into the center of our plants contemplating whether that new growth is the start of a bloom or not. We dream about how beautiful it will be, its precious gift to us.

Imagine then hearing someone be disappointed and lamenting about such bloom....Why on earth could anyone be sad? There are some very good reasons, the first being the more common in that once the plant blooms it also begins its cycle towards death. The second one, which is the one I wish to chat about is one that newcomers may not be aware of- growth stops!