I love to plant flowers in the springtime.
The problem is I don’t have a very green thumb and they eventually end up looking pretty pitiful.
For the last few years, I have opted out of buying many flowers and have just bought ferns. Yes, I can keep a Boston fern alive with no problem.
Well, this year I want something different than just ferns.
I want flowers!
I want bright, cheerful colors!
I want fragrance!
I want to be able to go outside and bring blooms in to decorate my table.
Ferns don’t' do so well in a vase on a table, you know.
So, I have planted flowers.
I have them in pots of all shapes and sizes.
I have them in the ground.
I have kept the little information sticks that come with them so I can be reminded how often to water them and how I should take care of them.
I really really really want them to grow and be healthy.
I really want them to be beautiful and have a bounty of fragrant blooms.
I want to have a green thumb.
My mom does.
She can grow anything and everything. Her rose bushes and flowers are always so beautiful.
That trait skipped me, I think.
Or maybe not…
Maybe I just haven’t tried hard enough.
Maybe I gave up too soon.
Maybe if I am a little more diligent in watering and feeding and pruning, then maybe just maybe…
I’ll let you know what happens.
I'll let you know if my thumb color starts changing.