This post goes out to all the green thumbed gardeners – the lovers of flora, the devotees of dirt. And also to the rest of us who are none of those things at all.
There's something amazing about watching a little plant grow from a tiny seed into something lovely to look at and/or eat. How cool are you, with a bit of soil under your fingernails and nifty modernistic watering can – growing your own little saplings, jade plants and whatnot.
Then life happens… maybe you forget to water, maybe your fail to gauge your mid-morning sun to shade ratio… and there goes the neighborhood. Death, destruction, dry crumbly leaves appear where once there was lush green foliage.
… and then you finally get a clue and buy an Easybloom because life is already complicated enough without the Sweet Basil Massacre of 2009 guilt trip setting in.
This little device is magic:
- Want to know what to grow in a tricky corner of your garden? Plop your EasyBloom in the dirt for a day and plug it into your computer and it will tell you!
- Constantly forgetting to water your plants? Or a little overzealous and need some help on knowing WHEN to water your plants? Put your EasyBloom into a flower pot and it will chirp at you when it needs water.
- Have a plant whose life your making MISERABLE? Plop in that EasyBloom and it will tell you what's going on and how to NOT kill it (for once)
- Loving a mystery plant in your yard, but can't figure out what it is? The EasyBloom site has a great plant library database that will let you search through and solve all of your plant-based mysteries. Like Father Dowling, except… a Web site. And nothing to do with murder or intrigue. And no quirky nun sidekick. Whatever, it's still awesome.
My experiences have been good so far, I love the plant evaluation tool as I sometimes just don't know how to respond to ailing plants. Perhaps most importantly, having something tell me what plants to be buying for different parts of my apartment is fantastic – apartments get weird light sometimes and I'm tired of allll the killing :)
The only (very minor) frustration I've experienced with my EasyBloom has been on the plant library side – I haven't been able to identify a few plants that I've been curious about. But I expect that's a database that's constantly added to… and there's always Google to assist as well.
Buy it: The EasyBloom site has a number of different store links
Spend it: $50 – 60 (depending on where you buy it – go online and look for deals!)
Love it: Perfect for your favorite gardeners AND your favorite black thumb plant killers