Sunday, April 13, 2008

Me and My Not-So-Green Thumb

I don't take after my mom when it comes to a lot of things and one of them is having a green thumb. No matter how hard I try, it seems that I am just not cut out for taking care of plants.

When we moved into our new apartment last year, I tried my hand at taking care of several potted plants. After all, how hard could it be? Alas, a couple of months after mom gave me 4 pots, 2 of the plants were dying. She told me I should only water them once a week - and I did! I don't know why, but they just gave up on me so I returned the 2 pots - maybe mom could do wonders and bring them back to life.

End of story? Not really. I have a stubborn streak. I was determined to keep on trying with the two pots left. Today, almost a year later, I am quite proud that one of the plants is still alive - although not exactly thriving as some of the leaves are turning yellow-green. Look at this:
Now isn't that lovely? I never thought I'd take joy in having a potted plant but these tiny white flowers greeting me in the morning just perks me up.

By the way, don't bother asking me what kind of plant this is - I have no freaking idea!

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