I kill plants.
It doesn't matter how hard I try to tend and water, and love a shrub or a bush or a flower, it usually dies. Give me a plastic houseplant and I'll kill it as well.
I don't know what it is. I just don't have a green thumb. Unlike my mother, who has ten green thumbs, or two green thumbs and eight green fingers.....are you still with me?
She has an amazing garden. She can grow anything from a cutting, and has an abundance of beautiful flowers and shrubs and everything always looks so lovely!
Everywhere she goes, she manages to sneak a cutting, wrap it in newspaper and pop it on the floor of the car, to be lovingly replanted in a pot somewhere.
And that's another thing. She has all manner of garden statues, and gnomes sacrebleu and wagon type wheels and sticks holding crazy looking plants upright, but it all looks so....together!
Don't even get me started on the ceramic frogs that I find, with their fingernails painted in bright colours! Yes, she has a great sense of humour!
I love her garden. I love when we both just walk around and she explains what each flower is, or where she collected that particular shrub or who she stole the cutting from.....
So what about my garden? Well, at the moment, it doesn't even exist. Which doesn't mean I don't have grand plans! We have a section at the front of the house that we plan to use for some nice palm trees perhaps and some cute ground shrubs.
I think this garden gnome would fit right in....
I also plan to organise my terracotta pots to feature some beautiful (hardy) flowers in all colours that are kill free. I also want to "build" a fairy garden for my girls...somewhere they can sit and daydream and have pots of beautiful flowers surrounding them. With little paved steps leading into an archway of the most fragrant Jasmine (my absolute favourite).......
Am I thinking too big, perhaps? Can it be done? Do I have to call on Beth to give me some tips, because as far as I'm concerned, she rocks the garden?
I'll start slow, with this...I think it's a Frangapani....and so far I haven't killed it.
Do YOU rock the garden?