A woman in England has gone viral after sharing a hilarious solution to restoring several unsightly, dying plants in her garden.
Lisa Harvey, from Surrey, England, was getting annoyed that her outdoor greenery was “constantly dying” and wanted to find a cheap and easy way to combat the problem, Jam Press reported.
The 45-year-old mom decided that the best way to keep her plants looking green and healthy was not to use water or plant food, but instead to spray her problems away — with green spray paint.
“I have fake plants and flowers, but these were the only two real ones in my back garden and they are both dead, so it saves trying to get the plants out of the pot,” she continued.
“Dare you to post this in a gardening group.”
Harvey said this has also saved her money.
The paint was “just over £4, and it would cost me more to buy two new plants.” That’s about $5 U.S. dollars, according to currency exchange website Ex-rate.com.
Another user wrote, “You know what I’m doing [on] the weekend — just need about 10 cans and I’m sorted.”
Yet another commented, “Dare you to post this in a gardening group.”
One of the dried-up plants is shown on the left. And on the right, after a bit of “work,” the same plant suddenly looks “renewed.” (Jam Press)
Harvey was surprised at all the responses her gardening hack elicited.
“All the comments saying it’s a genius idea are funny,” she also said.
She added, “So many people must be like me and end up killing their plants — so glad I’m not the only one.”