I wish I was a farmer

Last weekend a dear friend gave me a beautiful hibiscus plant.  She did all the prep work for me, fertilizer and all.  My only job is to water it regularly.  She even put it in the perfect spot.  So why am I nervous?  Because I have a secret.  I kill all plants.  Everything.  Yes, even basil (the weed of herbs).  I haven’t been able keep anything alive in years (kids are harder to kill). My intentions are always good, but many a Mother’s Day flower-pot has met a sad ending.  It’s the whole sowing part  I have to get down. I can’t just be reaping.

The only chance this plant has to survive is to humiliate me into taking care of it properly.

So, I hereby promise to water, nurture, love this plant.  I will not ignore it.  I will not let it dry out and wither like my topsy turvy tomato pot, or my mini-herb garden that became an outdoor liter box for the neighborhood cats, or my beautiful overpriced hand painted strawberry pot – which only bore me shame and disappointment.

Here is my new baby – I’ll post updates regularly (and honestly).  I hope someone feeds and loves my kids, I can’t do everything.

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. coffeepoweredmom
    May 31, 2012 @ 10:30:54

    HAHAHAHA! “I hope someone feeds and love my kids, I can’t do everything” I snorted coffee. Thanks. 😀 This was hilarious! And quite relatable. Everything I touch dies, and I agree…kids are harder to kill. I don’t want to sound pessimistic, but if you’re as like me as it sounds that you are with plant-care…the hibiscus is not going to make it. That’s my bet. :O


  2. Malou
    Jun 01, 2012 @ 17:24:50

    How I wish plants can be self-sustaining! I normally forget to water them so I’m terrible with plants. 😉


  3. Thoughts and Rants in Jogging Pants
    Jun 04, 2012 @ 11:37:06

    I am also a plant killer, but reading this post reminded me that I got a couple recently that might need water. I’m gonna go check on them.


  4. Jim Neumar
    Jun 05, 2012 @ 23:28:48

    Keep us posted on the plants,good luck.


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