I think there are two kinds of green thumbs:
When it comes to inside, in all my life, I’ve been able to keep one sad little plant alive that my grandma gave me. I’ve wavered back and forth as to whether I even want to keep the thing going. It suffers so badly under my care. Inside I’d consider myself to have a black thumb.
Now, head to the outside and I’m whistlin’ Dixie!! I started flower gardening about 16 yrs ago when I lived in Washington. My roommate let me dig up a garden in front of the house one year and I’ve never looked back.
I’m a perennial gardener. I like a few annuals, but I hate spending money on the same plants every year. I’ve added to the list of my perennial flowers every year. This year I planted two more peonies.
I’m also an occasional vegetable gardener. I don’t feel like I have as much time to dedicate to them anymore. I plant something every year just in case I find time to weed and do some upkeep. This year…I’m pretty sure in the month I’ve had them, nothing has grown! I’ve got peppers, tomatoes and squash. Oh, and Doodle brought home a cabbage plant from school.
Behind the veggies are my June bearing strawberries that tanked this year. Bunnies and birds got to them before me and they were super small this year. The raspberries at the end of the garden are looking more promising!! We’ll see how it goes by the end of July!
And let’s be honest here. The main reason I’m a pretty green thumb outside? The plants pretty much take care of themselves. I do deadhead and weed. In fact, I love weeding. It’s relaxing and a great way to work through any frustrations!
Do you have a green thumb? What do you like to grow (or kill)?
1.) Share what you were blogging about last year at this time…what has changed?
2.) What do childhood rhymes even mean? Write something that includes a rhyme you used to sing or say when you were a child. (inspired by writingfix.com)
3.) Do you have a green thumb? Tell us what kind of gardener you are!
4.) This one time I was sleeping and…
5.) List the 6 best things about being an adult.