Middle Class Plan-titas And Plan-titos

Middle Class Plan-titas And Plan-titos

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My Facebook feed started to become green about three weeks ago. The kind of green perfect for the environment. My middle class friends were into indoor plants, succulents, herbs, or orchids. It seems that the green revolution has started among middle class families as a new way of coping with the quarantine.

The “go green your home” trend infected me last week so I gave in to my urge and went to Quezon City Circle. When I reached the greenery, a lot of families were buying plants too. Indoor plants like those in the photos below were sold at P400 while herbs such as basil and oregano was P50 each.

White pots in different sizes, some with gold trimmings, were sold in almost every store in QC Circle. The big white pots in the photos above are sold at P400 each. Friday is the best time to buy when suppliers bring new pots from nearby provinces.

My brother Ernan added more to my new-found hobby so he also bought flower vases in UP Town Center and placed more indoor plants in our living room. These vases cost P400 to P900 each and are perfect for the living room area.

My youngest Gab is in-charge of ensuring the indoor plants are taken care of and, so far, he has been actively engaged in the task.

Below are some of my middle class friends who have also turned their homes green.

My businesswoman and body combat coach-friend Leah Reyes has taken urban greening at a different level. She has tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, lemon and other vegetables in her garden. She was so happy to show that her bitter gourd bore fruit last week.

Emily Ramos, a teacher and whose spouse is a building engineer, is into succulents. I witnessed how she filled-up her rows of succulents every week. Soon, friends started giving her plants.

The green revolution fever transcends Metro Manila. My sister-at-heart Rose Gangoso, a government officer in Zamboanga City, is also into plants. Her son, Leo, has also learned to love her hobby and plants vegetables in their backyard.

Other than another hobby during this pandemic, why is there a sudden love for plants?

For me, these greens remind me that we still have something that we can control amidst all the troubles today due to the health crisis made worse with political bickerings. Plants depend on our attention, patience and love to grow and thrive in this world. In return, their existence remind us that there is hope for all of us.

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