NEW SERIES: Glow Up to Grow Up

I’m excited to announce that I will be beginning a new series on the blog called Glow Up to Grow Up. In this 3 part series, I will be sharing all-natural, DIY recipes to keep your plants happy and healthy.

So, why plants?

It’s interesting to note that houseplants have seen a massive surge in popularity in the last several years, particularly with millennials.
There is plenty of evidence of the younger generations’ affinity for indoor gardening on social media, where hashtags like #plantsofinstagram, #urbanjungle and #plantsmakepeoplehappy are perennially trending on Instagram. In addition to Instagram, there’s also a flourishing online plant community on Youtube. Here’s a video of one of my favourite green thumbs on YouTube, Summer Rayne Oakes, discussing millennials and houseplants with the New Yorker:

Summer Rayne Oakes, founder of Homestead Brooklyn, discussing millennials and their houseplants with The New Yorker.

While social media has given us new ways to document our gusto for greenery, the houseplant trend is far from new. In fact, humans have been tending to potted plants for thousands of years, dating back to the hanging gardens of Babylon. Bloomberg News suggests that with “many millennials delaying parenthood, plants have become the new pets, fulfilling a desire to connect to nature and the blossoming ‘wellness’ movement.”

I’ve chosen to start this series because I am an avid indoor gardener and collector of houseplants like many people in my cohort. I have called it “Glow Up to Grow Up” as a play on the “glow up” videos frequently shared on social platforms.

The idea behind this series is simple, when we take care of ourselves well, we are rewarded with personal growth. So far, I have only shared affordable, DIY recipes for self-care and pet care on this blog, so I thought it might be time to give my plants a few spa days of their own.

Stay tuned for the first installment of Glow Up to Grow Up on August 8, 2021.

Here’s a preview of what’s upcoming in the series!

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