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Are You Good With Houseplants?


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shulvrkrp shulvrkrp 9 years
my husband has the green thumb! I just enjoy the fruits of his hard labor! :)
cassedy04 cassedy04 9 years
i always try, but somehow seem to drown every single one. :(
ReverendZelda ReverendZelda 9 years
It's fallen to my husband to keep the lucky bamboo from my bridal shower alive... I have a black thumb I guess
Babychloe Babychloe 9 years
I have tons of plants in my house. As long as I remember to water and fertilize them every week, they seem to do ok. I just added quite a few to my outside patio as well. Outside plants seem to need much more care, so I'm really trying not to kill them.
millarci millarci 9 years
My first attempt with houseplants were violets. OMG! They all died! I felt awful. I tried not to overwater them but apparently I wasn't watering them enough. Now I have a 'prayer plant' (can't remember the real name of it) and so far so good ::knock on wood::.
vanyvrgs vanyvrgs 9 years
I used to have the greenest thumb and as of late I cannot keep them alive. As such, I now have fake plants -- don't want to kill anymore of them. Love the green.
studio524 studio524 9 years
I'm not a house plant kind of girl. Too I have cats and you have to be careful.
lms lms 9 years
I am getting better. I have quite a few orchids around my house and they are gorgeous.
Hope5 Hope5 9 years
I've a room just for my house plants.
Lissiebug Lissiebug 9 years
Plants hate me. I look at them and they just start to wilt... :(
victoriaj13 victoriaj13 9 years
i love house plants! and unfortunately, so does my i always end up with a bunch of scraggly, chewed up, sad looking little plants.
libs1dlab libs1dlab 9 years
I LOVE my house plants and would have many, many more if I had more space and better lighting (my house is dark and I dream of sky lights). Having plants around me makes me happy!
may12 may12 9 years
Haha, mine flowers always get withered! (Let your mother or grandmother take care of your plants!);P
michstines michstines 9 years
I have a bunch of orchids and just got my first rebloom this month. I was very exciting because I have killed at least three others!!
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i end up over watering or going on vacation and letting them dry out and die. :(
modemodel modemodel 9 years
I have not got green fingers!
yendip yendip 9 years
I definitely fall into the category of over watering and then underwatering. Do the same with fertilization. I think I've killed at least 4 orchid plants in the last few months. But I love them so much - they are so pretty!
jen22 jen22 9 years
I like house plants. . .fake ones. :) I can never keep the real thing alive.
ccy ccy 9 years
My house wouldn't feel like home without a few live plants!
c0rkie c0rkie 9 years
i try lol
figurine figurine 9 years
Well, I have left one plant to take care of itself for a month now so that one is probably not feeling too well. Usually I'm quite good, though.
radarkitty radarkitty 9 years
You guys saw pictures of my outdoor garden...what do you think? Yes...I have tons. I talk to them too! I get very sad when one of them dies.
bizzybee bizzybee 9 years
Ever since I moved, I have been experiencing issues with keeping my houseplants alive. My loft is big and airy, which should be ideal. But, A/C and heat, extreme sun and chilly winters create changing plant environments. I'm still learning what works where.
SoCalSugar SoCalSugar 9 years
I almost got some today as an impulse buy at Ikea... but then I remember how many house plants I have neglected over the years and decided to let the poor Ikea ones have a better shot at life.
davie-k davie-k 9 years
I love having plants, I feel so at home when I've got geraniums and flower pots everywhere. I even have a herbal window box hanging outside my kitchen window. It's great for grabbing fresh herbs to cook with!
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