I kind of gave up hope of going to the plant store soon, so last night I ordered from Rooted house plant delivery service, based in New York.
The Rooted Story In Their Own Words:
When we first moved to New York, we felt disconnected from the lush environments we were so used to in California and Hawaii, having instead replaced it with this urban jungle we also know and love. Buying plants for our space helped fill that void.
We started Rooted in 2018 to reconnect people to nature. Plants aren’t just beautiful things that make our spaces look and feel great, they’ve been scientifically proven to better your health and happiness as well.
We got our start by throwing what we liked to call “plant parties” out of our Brooklyn apartment, and personally delivering plants by hand.
By 2020, we had learned tremendously from two years spent getting dirty in the industry and having opened three stores across NYC.
For those of you who are old enough, the people who began Rooted reminds me of the Tupperware parties from my early adult years. You’d go to a party, have a few refreshments, and then it was down to business.
A Tupperware representative talked about all their wonderful products and had many on hand to show you. You’d “ooh” and “aw” as was appropriate. And you’d order what you could afford to order.
Then you waited to receive your Tupperware. It was satisfying to put the lid on, hear that snap sound, and know it was truly sealed.
Granted, we didn’t have a lot of technology going on then. Well, probably more like none at that point.
So this was our venture into buying things from someone other than the TG&Y. Some of you will remember that store or a reasonable facsimile.
Steve was going to take me to the plant store last week. Then I wasn’t walking well enough and had to cancel.
So a few days ago for probably the hundredth time I was thinking about how I don’t currently feel in charge of my life. I can’t even manage a trip to the small plant store. And that’s kind of depressing.
Searching For House Plant Delivery Services:
So I began a deep dive into house plant delivery companies.
I started with Amazon, as I shared with you recently. But I wasn’t too sure about the quality of the plants. If I’m going to nurture something, I don’t want a plant a little green around the gills to begin with. Guess that was a bad analogy.
I got to Googling and found quite a few plant delivery services. I’d go to each shop and put plants in my “cart”, and then move to another shop and begin the process again.
Because hey, isn’t half the fun shopping and deciding without making a commitment?
With my current need for green, I was practically salivating at the sight of photos of pretty house plants. (Now, that’s really sad).
Last night I decided on ordering from Rooted. I was in bed about ready to read my current book and just went for it on my iPad.
What I Ordered From Rooted House Plant Delivery Service:
- Lemon Lime Maranta (or prayer plant)
- Philodendron Neon
- Philodendron Brazil
- Pothos Marble Queen
The total for my order came to $117.90. But it was cheaper than many of the other plant delivery services I checked into.
Now given, these won’t be large plants. But if I can’t get to the plant store, then my only option is to bring the plant store to me.
I don’t think I’ll be doing all that much outdoors in April, when I always plant my garden. But as you know, I almost always plant in pots anyway.
So in reality, this isn’t much different. I’ll just be playing around and moving and tending to plants inside. Where there’s a will, there’s a way.
I wonder who came up with that phrase? Anyone know?
Frankly, I just need something green so I can get my hands back in the dirt again.
I’m not giving up on a garden outside. First I want to see if any of the perennials I planted last year come back.
Then I really would like to plant herbs, because a garden for me just wouldn’t be a garden without pungent herbs.
I’m very, very grateful that I live during a time when you can get most anything via home delivery. Food delivery service, grocery delivery, house plant delivery, you name it.
It has made being stuck at home so much easier to bear. And for that I am so thankful.