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Tara Montaque embarks on new gardening journey during recovery

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Tara Montaque embarks on new gardening journey during recovery

Learning a thing or two from her mother, she applied the knowledge to her own home garden in Kingston. She first tried her hands at growing orchids. The plant mom confessed that it took her a great deal of time to master the art of growing such a delicate flower. For some reason, she couldn’t care for them properly. When it wasn’t overwatering, it was underwatering, and she just couldn’t seem to get it right. But everything changed when the orchid named Snow came into the picture.

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“I got intentional because of the sentiments attached. Now, every time I look at Snow, I remember where I’m coming from, and I’m also reminded of my village and how much I’m loved and cared for.” Snow has since spiked, is about to bloom, and will be celebrating two years of love and growth this upcoming March. “I am so happy, and I can’t wait to see her in all her glory. I kept an orchid alive for almost two years! That’s a personal record,” she added with excitement.

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These days, she has grown close to 100 plants, including but not limited to episcias, bromeliads, succulents, sago palm, agave, column cactus and many others

When Tara Montaque woke up from her mastectomy in March 2020, she came face to face with the most beautiful Phalaenopsis orchid, blooming white. You can call it love at first sight for the breast cancer survivor, who shared that it added great cheer to her recovery process. Since then, Montaque has become a proud plant mom. And, as she faced her diagnosis and the pandemic, she was inspired to embark on a new journey in gardening, and is grateful for a fresh beginning. “I needed an outlet, a healthy distraction and gardening became that for me,” she told Saturday Living.

Born in St Elizabeth, she remembered being raised in the farming community where everyone had beautiful flowers in their garden, including her mother. She watched in awe her mother’s love for plants and smiles in retrospect as she acknowledges that that admiration has now been passed down to her.

Learning a thing or two from her mother, she applied the knowledge to her own home garden in Kingston. She first tried her hands at growing orchids. The plant mom confessed that it took her a great deal of time to master the art of growing such a delicate flower. For some reason, she couldn’t care for them properly. When it wasn’t overwatering, it was underwatering, and she just couldn’t seem to get it right. But everything changed when the orchid named Snow came into the picture.

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“I got intentional because of the sentiments attached. Now, every time I look at Snow, I remember where I’m coming from, and I’m also reminded of my village and how much I’m loved and cared for.” Snow has since spiked, is about to bloom, and will be celebrating two years of love and growth this upcoming March. “I am so happy, and I can’t wait to see her in all her glory. I kept an orchid alive for almost two years! That’s a personal record,” she added with excitement.

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These days, she has grown close to 100 plants, including but not limited to episcias, bromeliads, succulents, sago palm, agave, column cactus and many others.

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