I have two plants in my office. I have had two plants in my office for the last three years. Neither of them has died.
This is actually a fairly unusual situation, as amaryllis bulbs aside, I tend to kill plants. My travel schedule, a tendency to over-water or under-water and the artificial light all contribute to this conundrum.
Why, may you ask have I not killed these plants?
Over two years ago I wrote the post above on the man who came to care for the plants in my office. Two years later he is still there - even though I don't have an office anymore because we went to an open floor plan over a year ago. We still do have plants all over the floor though and so his services are needed more than ever.Last week I finally asked him his name - Mr. Lin. It is a fitting name as the character for Lin is two trees put together. We talked about how he had been there a very long time and he said he would leave me his name card on my desk the next time he was on our floor. The reason I asked his name? Because I won't be seeing him anymore. I have decided to take a big step and change jobs. I am sad to think that it took the thought of not seeing him to get to know him a little better. And so the plant man continues - and now I have his phone number.Do you have a "plant man" in your life?