Black thumbs

I thought we could use an update on my especially dark shade of black thumbs.

A new friend invited us to go to the Botanical Gardens with her and her family and while we were there, they were giving away little pots of herbs.

For free. (What are they thinking? Do they even care about plants?)

Against my better judgement, I let the kids pick out two. (Just two, I figured we should spare some lives.) We picked up a basil plant and a lavender plant.

My friend mentioned that she was a great plant killer, to which I exclaimed that I was better and we decided we should have a dual and see who could kill them faster.

Let me tell you, I am so winning this thing.

Can you see it? It’s the shriveled thing in the middle, the color of dirt. Yeah, I think that’s what lavender is supposed to look like.

Also? It’s the same pot the other plants were in. So, it’s obviously the pot. I mean, nobody can be this good at killing plants.

BTW, my friend is also quite skilled at moving, as her husband is also a contractor and it just now occurred to me that there could be a connection being moving a lot and black thumbs. I wonder if I could get my Ph.D. studying the connection? My thesis could be The Effects of Moving on the Extinction of the Botanics.

I think I probably should have left that last sentence in my head.

Anyway, the only thing killing me in the competition is this guy:

It appears to be growing.

And I don’t know what to do.

So, I’m doing nothing.

And that’s how I know I’m going to win.



Filed under Apparently I have no shame, Moving is my hobby, Why does no one get my jokes?

4 responses to “Black thumbs

  1. Maranatha

    Yea that guy may be a problem because I have never killed one of my basils, but I have killed all three of my Christmas catcus plants.
    If “nothing ” fails you could always eat all the leaves at once if that’s not an illegal manoeuvre.

  2. Rachel

    Ahh, I like the way you think.

  3. GrandDad Dewell

    Water it more. Make sure the bottom of the pot always has water in it. That always works for me. I only have artificial plants in my hose now.

  4. Alyssa

    I think that I might give you a run for you money on this one! I had a plant once that was dying and Lily knocked it off the table. Most of the dirt spilled out , but I put it back together anyways and left if alone and it actually started growing!!

    I never know what to do to keep plants alive! Its so pathetic!

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