Still Not a Green Thumb

The other day, when I was be-bopping around Home Dropout, I ended up in the gardening section. I have two pots of herbs in my office, but I’m pretty sure I’ve been watering dead plants for about three weeks. I’m looking forward to starting a new herb garden in the spring, perhaps even starting a raised-bed vegetable garden.

In the meantime, HD had a lot of flats of succulents, which would go with my sempervivum, which I would repot with several other specimens into a rectangular pot.

Sempervivum, photo c/o Mateusza

Don’t be fooled though, I’m no green thumb: I’m pretty ignorant when it comes to plants. I had another plant sitting in the window of my office, and could not for the life of me figure out why it wouldn’t grow and pretty much looked like a stick. Lucky for me, I moved it to clean, got lazy about moving it back, and it has now thrived out of the harsh sun.

I picked up a few books while I was at the library to do some research in the meantime:

So, I have plenty of reading to do while I wait for Spring to come. Isn’t that the beauty of Spring? That it gives you something to hope for?

One thought on “Still Not a Green Thumb

  1. It’s so hard to kill succulents… especially the ones with teeny hair spines. There are little bottles of succulent food drops you can get and mix with water. I think I maybe water mine maybe once every two weeks when I remember! They’re the “in” plant to have now too! ;D

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