Green

 

As the inescapable tease of Montréal spring draws to a close for the fifth or sixth time in a row, I reminisce on fresh days of lush green west coast, a sight naturally provided to me year after year.

 
As the inescapable tease of Montréal spring draws to a close for the fifth or sixth time in a row, I reminisce on fresh days of lush green west coast, a sight naturally provided to me year after year. On the other hand my east coast residence has taken much longer in its transformation to green, awaiting its summer foliage as a barren skeleton of deep browns in the parks and melting whites on the street slowly scraped away for the last time in an attempt to hasten the winter’s demise.

Yet as I wait on spring wading around in nostalgic moments of luscious forests and dewy meadows, I can’t help but think of creating my own tropical oasis. The stagnancy of a winter sealed window screams for something to soak in its air and spit out fresh new oxygen, allowing me to start my spring sooner, and on my own clock.

As the world around me turns to green I see my boundless options when it comes to planting within my home. From growing a green wall and significantly raising my air quality to bringing in an aquarium to grow algae and raise my nutrition intake, all the while giving my space a greener feel and a sense of spring in the air. I decided on starting by filling every square inch of unused space with plants, said to have the strongest abilities at removing toxins from my air, the Bamboo palm, Peace lily and the florist’s chrysanthemum are among the countless options of greener, cleaner home decor.

The greener option is truly the only way to bring more life to my home. Surrounding myself with living things creates a happier environment and a more welcoming place to spend my days.
 
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Obsessive collector and sculptor of things, Shantz lives and bleeds for those moments of collaboration.

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