My lack of a green thumb.

June 27, 2012

I have absolutely no green thumb.

My mother-in-law bought us a plant not long ago, and within a week, the green plant was yellow. I didn't know how often to water it, so I watered it when it looked a little frail. What I found out too late was that Chris was coming behind me each morning and watering it himself. Together, we managed to kill a very easy-to-care-for plant.

I am happy to report that when my mother-in law came over and saw the harm we had done, she took it home to revive it and it is currently living a very healthy, green life.

This last Saturday, I went to the Farmer's Market with Emily and Nicole. Walking around and seeing all of the fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs made me desperately wish I could garden.

Squash, onions, and garlic...



...tomatoes and peppers...



...watermelon and whatever-that-white-vegetable-is...



...freshly sprayed lettuce and cucumbers and oh, the white vegetables are called patty pans!



There was bread. Bread I can do.



And books. Books, I can really do.



I love, love goat cheese. But I have no goats. Although, a goat would be fun.



The honey dippers are just cute.



Watermelons are a must for summer.



And whatever this herb is, it's pretty.



And this? Oh, this would be my first garden. Did you know an artichoke, when not picked, blooms? I'll take an entire backyard of unpicked artichokes, please.



I love carrots on the stem. And I know someone else who does, too...



...so I made sure to bring her a bunch.



My idea of gardening is taking advantage of the goods from others' gardens.


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24 comments:

  1. Your pictures are beautiful! I'm developing a green thumb this year and I'm actually having fun!

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  2. I just posted a pic showing proof that I have no green thumb!! all those things looks so fresh and delicious!!
    http://forlaurenandlauren.blogspot.com/

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  3. Farmers markets are awesome. Those are great pictures.

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  4. I agree! Other people's gardens are the best :) Great shots!

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  5. When you wrote that someone liked carrots I was so ready to see a picture of a bunny... your dog is too cute!

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  6. Hahaha I love this! From non-green-thumb to another, I know what you meant. Those produce looks fantastically fresh. Love your pics.

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  7. Yes! Much better than I can do. :)

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  8. She LOVES carrots, so I had to grab her some. :) Maybe she's half-bunny...

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  9. Thanks! Glad I'm not the only non-green thumb.

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  10. Gosh, I am horrible with plants too. Right now, in my home, I am currently killing succulents and tormenting basil.

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  11. Ah basil is one I want to try!

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  12. Nicki G. The Blissful WifeMarch 8, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    I feel your pain!!! I kill everything too..It makes me sad because I want so bad to be good at it!!!
    I will keep trying; I hope you will too ;)


    Sharing love from Mama Kats.


    Blissful Gardening,
    Nicki G. The Blissful Wife
    www.blissfulvida.com

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  13. I really, really want to try my hand at something! Basil, perhaps?

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  14. I absolutely LOVED this post! I wish I could garden but stuff keeps coming up to keep me from doing it. Your Farmers Market pics are wonderful. I also love me a good farmers market. I had no idea an artichoke bloomed like that. Too cool!

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  15. Nicki G. The Blissful WifeMarch 8, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    Is that an "I am never gonna die plant?"...lol....I am thinking of going to a Farmers Market and buy a little plant- whatever is Black-Thumb Proof! haha

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  16. I have a black thumb and my mom is practically a master gardener. Maybe that's why I somehow knew patty pan but don't have a clue where it came from?


    Stopping over from Mama Kat's

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  17. Thanks! Yes, I think I am now addicted to Farmers' Markets.

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  18. I've heard it is pretty resilient!

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  19. those pictures look awesome! wish i had made it to that, but great to meet you at brunch :) i totally wish i could garden but have had several *bamboo* die on me- you know those are like the hardiest of plants on earth! but it seems like it would be fun to get it together..then i could justify a backyard goat too. lol not sure why i love that idea!

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  20. I know - I get so jealous of your pictures!

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  21. Oh, bamboo would be fun and unique! So great to meet you as well.

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  22. It so was so great to get to stroll around the farmers market with you and Emily! I had tons of fun :) I loove that picture of your dog eating that carrot - so cute!

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