Whether it’s attempting to keep the office plant alive or pleading with perennials in the front yard, gardening is truly a test of patience. Overwater your plant due to anticipation of growth, and it might die. Not enough sunlight each day (or too much), and it might die. Hydration and environmental needs all amount to a guessing game when it comes to finding that perfect balance. Not everyone can be blessed with the highly coveted ‘green thumb’, but there are certain tricks of the trade that everyone can follow to help ensure that their plants live a long and healthy life.