I get seed catalogs in the mail and spend an obscene amount of time going through them and planning out a pretend gorgeous garden. I never pull the trigger, though, because all evidence is pointing to me having a black thumb. All previous attempts to cultivate the earth have been almost complete disasters. (I did have a little success growing lilies from bulbs last year.) I can't blame the plants, it's more my negligent treatment of them. After all, plants grow naturally, so I have a hard time remembering that they need stuff like fertilizer, plant food, etc.
Even hardy plants are not safe around me. We inherited a beautiful nightshade plant with our current house. It seemed to be thriving on the heat. Until we woke up one morning to discover it had been devoured by a gigantic caterpillar. A good gardener would have seen that coming. Now I'm left looking at the carnage everytime we go out the front door.
So, imagine my surprise that I have (so far) managed not to kill my latest
I'm not super crazy about its looks, and didn't want to get too attached since I knew it would shortly die. But as the weeks passed and it turned out to be so resilient, I decided to find out a little bit about my amazing, kill-proof plant.
While we're on the subject of indoor plants, I wanted to share pics of the beautiful boquet the boyfriend brought home this week