Hey party people!
Every month here on Creative Home, I post a “Can You Relate?” post. I give you a statement or picture, and you tell me if you can relate.
This is such an unfortunate issue in my life. See, I adore flowers.
In my dreamworld, I’d be able to go out to my garden every day and bring in fresh cut flowers for every room in my house. My problem?
I have a black thumb! Do you want to know how serious it is?
I have killed 2 out of 3 succulents! Succulents. Those are supposed to be un-killable!
Proof of my last living succulent.
If that’s not enough, I was walking our dog & I saw our neighbor outside working on her yard. I said my hello’s & tried to empathize with her hard work by saying, “Yard work can seem never ending, huh?” She then replies, “No offense, but when I look at your yard, I feel a little better about mine.” Ouch!
It’s honestly a true statement. In fairness to us though, we inherited our yard. It’s an older house that had been a rental for several years. We’ve only had it for a little over 2 years and have been focused on the inside. However, my feeble attempts to spruce it up have still been challenging.
I have decided to take the first step by finding out the easiest things to grow. It’s like a beginners course for us “black thumbs.”
*List adapted from iVillage (click on link to find more information)
I’m hoping that if I try all 10 of these, maybe I can keep a few of them alive.
Do you have a black thumb? Do you feel like your neighbors judge you for your yard?
If you’re a fellow “black thumb,” you’ll get a laugh from this site called ikillplants.com. People submit their plant obituaries. I’d submit mine… but I’m scared they’ll label me a serial plant killer!