Diana Piper
Diana Piper is a high schooler writing as part of The Daily’s Summer Journalism Workshop.

Finding a place of calm: My journey with houseplants

It was a few weeks into the pandemic, and I resolved to create new hobbies. A friend then told me that gardening soothed and sharpened your concentration (which is actually true). So, on a whim, I ordered a couple succulents and a gardening pack of seeds and soil. I didn’t bother with fertilizer or any other technical tool. This was for me, not the plants.
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