Do you agree that gardening is good for your health? Yes, indeed! Spending few minutes to an hour digging in your garden, no matter how big or small your planting space is, releases your stress and improve your mood.
I grew up in a house beside a river and surrounded by coconut trees, fruit-bearing trees, and even ornamental plants. I also believe that I inherited my parent's "green thumb". Though gardening is quite challenging in a highly urbanized, polluted area, I decided to utilized every small areas in our apartment, that is, besides the windows.
First it was herbs, and now I am attracted to succulents. Succulents are a group of plants that store water in their leaves. The leaves tend to thick and fleshy, but some species have thicker leaves than others. These plants have adapted to survide arid weather conditions throughout the world, from Africa to the deserts of North America. The well-known succulent plants include the aloe, cacti, and Jade plant (also known an lucky plant or money tree). Succulents are good houseplants and make excellent display in dish gardens. (Sources: www.succulentsandsunshine.com; www.houseplants.about.com)
Starting off with five plants, here is my recent addition to my mini garden. I call it "Thea's Succulent Corner", named after my daughter Yasmin Althea.
rose cactus and two other cacti in my DIY dish garden.
I'm still researching on the name of this plant and other cacti above. Can you help me, please? Head on the comment section and tell me. Thank you in advance :)