Goodnight Room, Goodnight Moon, Goodnight Plants.

November 16th, 2017

Now that we’ve moved to the season for indoor gardens and plants, we’d like to give you our expert advice at all things indoor plants. Even after your plant purchase from our nursery, we care about the condition and quality of our products. Post-purchase care often involves repotting, watering, pruning and even reading. That being said, there are all kind of studies out there about a plant’s response to sounds.

We’re here to settle the myth once and for all: plants like being talked, read and sang to.

Whether you’re spitting your own rhyme, singing a personal ballot or reading a classic, bedtime fable, plants often respond well to the sounds of their owner’s voice. Just like humans, a little bit of weekly encouragement is sometimes all they need to get through their day. Besides, who doesn’t love a good bedtime story?!

Especially when it relates to the plants themselves, here are a few of our fable favorites for your Fossil Creek Nursery plants.  

Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree

A classic favorite and one of Silverstein’s most well-known titles follows the lives of a female apple tree and a little boy. The relationship between the tree and boy is sure to encourage anyone to grow attached to their vegetation friends. Read to a tree, houseplant or garden, the story will inspire those for seasons to come.

Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax

The 1971 classic rhyme’s its way thru the concerning danger that corporate greed often poses to nature. In typical Dr. Seuss fashion, the fable’s creatures are original to the book and takes you along a journey of the great search for a Truffula. No matter the plant type, it’s a reminder to us all to care for the environment we live in.

Barbara Cooney’s Miss Rumphius

Miss Alice Rumphius continuously sought a way to make the world a more beautiful place. Through planting lupines in the wild, she did what she could to add splashes of color everywhere she went. Her desire to travel the world helps her in her journey as she follows her grandfather’s request to beautify the world. Your plants near and far are sure to be touched by the story of the purple flowers and their impact on the environment around us.

Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Before the caterpillar emerges as a beautiful pollinator, the caterpillar eats its way through a variety of plants. Although it’s diet strays from the truth in terms of what real caterpillars eat, The Very Hungry Caterpillar can be an encouraging story to motivate your plants to grow big and strong to be able to ward off or support their local predators or pollinators.

Lois Ehlert’s Growing Vegetable Soup

A father and his child work together to share the joys of a garden by making soup from their vegetables. They plant, water and watch seeds grow in their family garden to learn the process of how our edible plants come to be. Although being made into soup could frighten your vegetable plants, the story between the father and child is enough to put anyone in a good mood.

Plant growth results from reading may vary. Give us a call today to see how else we could help encourage your gardens to grow!

Fossil Creek Nursery is located at 7029 S. College Ave in Fort Collins.

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