GREEN FINGERS

She can’t see any flower or leaf dying

Guninder Kaur knows how to balance her love for the job and her green babies

She can’t see any flower or leaf dying

Guninder Kaur showing her green wealth in Jalandhar. Sarabjit Singh

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, August 4

Guninder Kaur (61), chairman of Inner Wheel Club, knows how to balance her love for the job and her green babies. While she takes care of others’ needs as she is associated with the club, her plants are a great source of stress-reliever for her. Guninder says she is quite possessive of her plants and cannot watch any flower or leaf dying.

“I have loved gardening since my childhood, and I am fond of collecting every type of plant. I’m always delighted to see my plants growing and I am very sensitive when it comes to plants,” she said. Whenever I see any of my plants dying, it makes me very sad, she said.

She shared that plants played a very important role in her life. “Whenever I feel low, I sit next to my plants. I believe that plants talk to you when you spend time with them or you are sad. I love herbal plants and have mint, ajwain, tulsi, curry leaves, gilloy, turmeric, etc. I’ve permanent floral plants like Rose,Hibiscus Masanda, Chandni, etc, in my garden,” she said.

A lot of oxygen-producing plants like areca palm, snake plant, money plant, spider plant, Ashokas are also adding to the beauty of her space. Bonsai of Banyans, peepal, jade and adanium, ficus and ornamental plants are also present.

At the terrace, she has grown vegetables in grow bags and big planters. She makes compost from kitchen garbage. While explaining her admiration for plants, she said, “I start planting tree saplings in parks and schools during this month of July and August. I can spend hours with the plants.”

“Being in this organisation we serve the needy, under-privileged sections of society especially women and girls. We also work to save the environment by planting more and more trees and motivating people to create urban forests and to manage kitchen garbage into compost,” she said.

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