Welcome to Sprouts and Stems! Hi, I’m Julie—a nature-loving New Jerseyan who, like many of you, is happiest when surrounded by greenery. I bought my first plant back in college but it took a couple of years before I discovered how much I really love houseplants.
I never had a natural green thumb but I realized that I loved growing and learning about plants because it helped me connect to a greener lifestyle and maintain an appreciation for the little things in life. Green living has always been a core part of who I am (in fact, I studied environmental policy in college!).
My goal on Sprouts and Stems is to empower you by showing you that being a plant parent is easier than you think. Beginners are welcome here because I want you to know that anyone can care for houseplants. Despite what you might see around the internet or on social media, owning plants is not about perfection and I won’t show you only perfection on this blog. Expect to see pretty AND ugly plants here!
Bottom line: If you’re worried about owning plants—don’t. Whether you’re caring for an entire indoor jungle or struggling with one little plant, I’ve got your back!
Regarding comments on my posts: I love when readers leave me comments! It shows that you’re getting something out of my blog which is my driving force for doing this in the first place. It may take me a few days to a week, but I do my best to reply to comments with appropriate suggestions and advice. That being said, it’s difficult to accurately diagnose houseplant problems with limited information and no pictures. If you ask me about a houseplant problem in a comment, please take my answer as a suggested solution to a possible problem, not a be-all-end-all answer. Thanks!
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