I am now a first time owner of some greenery! Last week, a colleague of mine took me to the local flower market to shop around. There’s a great fresh market about 15 minutes away from my school that had tons of flowers, potted plants, and other gardening accessories.
I was specifically looking for some stalks of bamboo, as we’ve wanted some for our apartment since we arrived. Did you know that different amounts of lucky bamboo stalks mean different things? I had no clue that so much thought had to go into choosing bamboo. After some thought, I decided to get 5 stalks as it means happiness, good, and balanced luck in all aspects of life.
While at the flower market, I also bought a Thai basil plant. I use this a lot in my stir fry’s and in my curries. It will be great to be able to have fresh basil whenever I need it. The only concern I have is accidentally killing it! I’ve never had a plant before, so I’m hoping that I’ll everything right and this plant will thrive.
5 Lucky Bamboo Stalks
Thai Basil Plant
Yes, that's a bouquet of chillies!