Confessions: My ‘Green Thumb’
So I have a track record of killing plants and flowers. I used to water them too much, forget about them, and even forget to cut the ends of my roses and feed them. As previously stated in previous post, I am a clumsy individual so I have a track record of knocking over a few plants around my own home. It had gotten so bad that when my husband would buy me plants or flowers he’d take them right back and put them out of my reach. He’d put them in a place where I could admire them from a distance. So needless to say, I hadn’t knocked over or killed any plants or flowers for a long time.
In the past 6 months I’ve actually started giving a shit about plants and appreciating them. So much so that I was starting to turn my home office into a greenhouse so I’ve had to chill out on buying more.
Lately I’ve had friends and family stop by my house and swooning over all of the plants I have in my home office. The comments I’ve heard range from, “I love the plants” to “I wish I could grow some plants but I don’t have a green thumb.” My confession is: I don’t have a green thumb either. I still kill plants and flowers. My secret is, buy low maintenance plants that come with care directions and indoor plant food!
You can thank me later for this advice.
When maintaining plants, I water feed and trim as needed on a weekly basis. When I say trim I mean, trimming off the ends that are either turning a brown rotten color or the parts that feel as crispy as a Lays potato chip.
I feed my plants with Miracle-Gro Indoor plant food once a week and water them twice a week.
Sometimes, I won’t even water them twice a week. These low maintenance plants allow me to “fake the funk” and act like I have a green thumb to those that come over and don’ know much about plants. Get like me and spruce up your life with some plants. (Disclaimer: I’m not responsible for your plant dying. Hell if it dies, just remember you took planting advice from a rookie!)
List of a few Low Maintenance Plants: