The 7 Things Houseplants Taught Me About Death Acceptance

Is taking care of plants the most death positive hobby?

Brigitte Ganger
7 min readFeb 25, 2020

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Houseplants can teach us death acceptance/Beyond the Dash
Houseplants can teach you a lot about life and death — even if you kill them.

Not a day goes by that I don’t think about death. As an obit writer, death blogger and adult orphan, I engage with my mortality every day. Even though most scary death stuff has been demystified over the years, thoughts of life’s end occasionally become overwhelming. I’m…

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Brigitte Ganger

Writing tips, plants & death. Not necessarily in that order. Intersecting grief, queerness and humor while trying to keep my plants alive.