Tuesday, June 30, 2009

R.I.P. little plant

A few flowers and whole bunch of dead ugly mess is all that's left of my (first) hanging basket of the season. Honestly, I have a good track record when it comes to keeping things alive. Dependent on me are four children, one hermit crab, two goldfish, a vegetable garden, a flower garden and two houseplants. The goldfish and hermit crab are both more than two years old and who knew that was possible?! I don't know what it is about hanging baskets but when I buy one, my husband shakes his head and says, "That poor little plant. It doesn't deserve to die." Every time, I swear that this is the one...the one who will live. I'm proven wrong every time. I water often, take off the dead pieces, encourage and love the little plant. And then one day, I look outside to find a dead plant. The fact that I keep buying new plants qualifies me as an optimist, don't you think? Oh, and yes, my next victim is hanging on the deck now awaiting it's cruel fate.


  1. Oh man.... you SO should have posted this on my blog!! The last day of every month is Garden Blogger's Death Day - the day to announce what you've killed in your garden for the month! I'm sorry your planter died... I can't keep flowers alive very long either. Here's the link to GBDD in case you have anymore plants kick the bucket!
    Thanks for visiting my blog today BTW!

  2. Kate, I found your blog through Jonah Lisa's blog. I'll definitely be checking in over there. It looks like fun!


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