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Plants are good. They provide fresh oxygen. They provide an aesthetically-pleasing environment. All they ask for is a little water and a little sunshine. The sunshine part is easy - stick it in a window. But my fiance and I, with our busy schedules, have not been so good about the water. Funny thing happens when you don't water plants for weeks...or months. They die. This has been a big problem for us - until now!
I give you the Aqua Globe. Yes, this is the same Aqua Globe you have seen on those T.V. infomercials. I am not usually one for "As Seen on T.V." products (they're typically not even half as good as the brilliant stagehands and videographers make them look), but this one is good. It's constructed of decorative blown glass and actually works with the plant to water it when it needs a drink. Just fill your Aqua Globe with water and stick it in the potting soil. As the soil dries, it releases gases. The gases bubble up into the Aqua Globe, forcing the water down into the soil. Brilliant!
We have used these for months (after receiving this as a Christmas present from a plant lover concerned about our home being a place where plants go to die - thank you, Karen) and I'm happy to report the plants are alive and healthy. We generally fill the Aqua Globes about once every week and a half to two weeks. Perfectly manageable for us. :)