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.
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?