See, this is not a post concerning illegal substances! Shame on you for thinking otherwise. I thought we knew each other better than that. After all, we have been through 22 posts together this month (not counting Sunday Snapshots). But I forgive you, the title could be misleading at first! :) On with the post.
I've never professed, nor will I ever, to have a green thumb. I want to grow things. I like the idea of it. Gardens, flowers, vegetables. But plants and I don't always see eye to eye. One just needs to think back (or read back if you're new here) to the sad story of our nectarine and lemon trees (see here and here). Of course I don't take full blame for our inability to keep plants alive and well. The one downfall to building your own house is the lack of mature trees, for a few decades at least. That means our backyard gets full sun, all the time. Amy's rosebushes (the only plants that thrive here) get shade and sun alternately throughout the day. Come to think of it, I don't have anything to do with those. Hmmmm? Maybe it is me? But I digress.
The one thing I am a pro at growing, is weeds! I am skilled in keeping a yard-full of a wide variety of weeds happy and healthy. Being a homeowner, specifically one without gardening skills, has truly taught me the meaning behind the phrase "growing like a weed". True stuff! The drought of last summer that killed off the majority of my grass only seems to have aided said weeds in taking root (ha!) and taking over. I will say though that since we hired a lawn service to help do what I'm too
Do you garden? Successfully? Have a green thumb? Or are you like me and experience poor gardening luck. Any weed-killing secrets?
|At least this one has a pretty flower for me to enjoy!|
All is well, albeit gardening challenged, in Drosche Land.