When my former college roommate visited a few years ago, she commented on my lack of house plants.
She reminded me that in college I always had plants with me. Every fall I would haul them to our dorm room and every spring haul them back home.
Somehow over the years I have lost my green thumb. All of my nurturing skills went into my children and little by little the plants died off.
I’m rather embarrassed to admit this – but they were replaced by – plastic plants. I know they can be tacky but I still needed some green in my life – especially during those long cold winters.
Now that we’re in the new house with this amazing sun room that is screaming for some live plants – and the children are older – I’m feeling like it might be time to try it again. I even asked my mom to start a few plants for me.
Then we went to a garage sale on Saturday and the lady was selling these.
Beautiful, healthy, large plants – for a buck a piece!
Yes! I paid a dollar each for these beauties!
Including 2 big luscious ferns that fit right as if they had always lived here.
I feel like I got a part of myself back.
But the big question remains – can I keep them alive? (Mom- go ahead and start those plants – I may need a back-up plan!)
Once a green thumb is neglected, can it be revived?
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Those are beautiful plants.
I have such a brown thumb those plants would be gone in a week or less.
I don’t know – my green thumb comes and goes. Those are gorgeous plants and well worth the money!
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Great finds! I had the same plant problem…my time to care for them has dwindled away. I hope yours fare well…they look great!!
Beautiful plants!! I love ferns!!
Beautiful plants, and at a fabulous price, too!
I like having plants in the house, but my husband doesn’t share that enthusiasm. So we have a few houseplants, but they suffer neglect because they’re hidden away in a room where we rarely go!
Yeah!! what a score!! You will quickly find your green thumb again…..you were always good at keeping them alive….it will come back to you! If we can ever connect I have some to donate to the collection! Who knows what you can find at a garage sale! that makes them fun!