When I was in third grade, my class did an experiment involving plants. It would be too boring to explain, but the point is that at the end of the experiment, everyone's seed had sprouted, except mine. That was when I knew I had a brown thumb.
Since then, I have killed the unkillable by over- or under-watering, planting or replanting incorrectly, or maybe just looking at it wrong. My stare is deadly to all plants. That's why we have the whole rainforest problem.
At the risk of jinxing myself, I will now brag about my recent plant success! It's very exciting.
Exhibit A: I bought these orchids in May, with four blossoms. Now there are eight, but the main accomplishment is just that it's still alive! It's pretty amazing. But you know what's not amazing? My dirty window, so don't look at it.
Skip ahead to my newest plant addition. I bought these lilies and they have all bloomed. Again, the important thing here is that they are actually still living. The open blossoms are just a bonus. I'm supposed to put mulch on top of the soil, but one problem: I don't know what that is, and I'm not in the mood to google it. Okay, two problems.. whatever.
This is the most exciting of the bunch. My friend sent me this Topsy Turvy hummingbird planter that I set up in late May. The orange flowers began as a seedling with just the one yellow flower seen on the left (I don't know why they are orange now), but look at it now! As for the hummingbirds, I'd love to get a photo of one near a flower, but they don't stay there long. I guess they enjoy the fast food of my feeder over home cooking.
Finally, I have adopted an aloe vera plant from my friend, K. It's still alive! I need to work out something better than a paper towel under it, though... classy.
Have a good week and happy summer! Oh and I forgot to say happy Father's Day on my last post.