So, yesterday I saw a headline on the Internet that caught my attention: “Twelve Plants You Can’t Kill.”
Plants that can’t be killed? Now, that’s something that really intrigued me. I quickly clicked on the headline to get the whole story.
I read through the information about all 12 plants. What I figured out at the end is that these plants have not met me!
There’s just no possible way plants can stay alive under my care.
Several years ago, we moved into a home which was surrounded by loads and loads of azaleas, roses, camellias, wisteria and more. They were lush and had been there a long, long time. They were still there when I moved out, but that’s primarily because I never touched them! I looked at them, I admired them, I photographed them – but I never, ever touched them. That most certainly would have been the touch of death.
Family members used to joke that even artificial plants and flowers didn’t last around me. And, believe me, it takes some kind of doing to kill an artificial flower!
One time, just to have some greenery around, I put weeds into a planter. Even the weeds died!
Oh, wait; I have indeed found one type of plant that I don’t kill. It’s called kudzu!
I couldn’t kill the kudzu nor could I find anyone else who knew how to kill it. Kudzu takes over flowers, bushes, trees – anything in its way.
The fact that I can “grow” kudzu doesn’t give me a green thumb or anything close to it.
Maybe I’ll put those twelve plants that can’t be killed to the test. Anyone want to place a bet???