Monday, January 18, 2010

Operation: Cultivation

Day 8: BUY A PLANT AND KEEP IT ALIVE




All you Green Thumbs may be questioning such a simple task. But I don’t have a green thumb. Actually, it’s not just that I don’t have a green thumb. I have a black thumb. I have killed every plant I’ve ever owned: indoor plants, outdoor plants, heck I couldn’t keep a basil plant alive in my kitchen. My proclivity for plant manslaughter has even led me to ban my husband from giving me flowers for special occasions. What’s the point? Spending all that money only for me to kill them? (He buys me books for Valentine’s Day. Don’t think I can kill those.)

So today I will turn my black thumb green.


INTRODUCING SPIKY & SPARKY

Thanks to the helpful crew at the Home Depot nursery, I am now the proud owner of a Golden Pothos and a Cactus Garden!  According to my new friends at Home Depot, who likely think I'm a complete idiot for having absolutely no knowledge about plants, the pothos is nearly impossible to kill.  The cactus garden requires a bit more care, but I couldn't resist.  It's just so darn cute!  (Plus, Big C promised to help me take care of it.)  Spiky the Cactus Garden (named by Big C for obvious reasons) and Sparky the Pothos (named by me for no reason whatsoever) are resting happily in our dining room and seem to be adjusting well to their new home.

We'll see how Spiky and Sparky are holding up in a few weeks, and if all goes well, maybe I'll allow my husband to buy me flowers for Valentine's Day.

2 comments:

  1. I can't keep a plant alive either, but flowers from ProFlowers.com that my husband sends I do great with.

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  2. Good choice, Heather. With our lifestyle, the only two plants I now own are a pothos and a Christmas cactus; both survive with sporadic care and little water. Good luck!

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