This is one of probably 10 plants that have died under my care over the years. I cannot keep potted vegetation alive to save my own life. I have all the best intentions and try hard to follow the care instructions, but after a time they all whither away. Crispy critters in a clay pot.
This one started out so beautifully. A gift from a friend upon hearing of my Grandpa’s passing. And it was one of my favorites, too– a hydrangea with bluish-purple blossoms. One warm weekend away in Northern California and this is what I came home to find.
For years, I’ve had grand desires to have a lush garden mixed with various kinds of potted flowers and shrubs in pretty containers. Martha Stewart and Better Homes & Gardens had me convinced that the look was only a few bags of fertilizer away. With this latest failed plant, I’m now afraid that my efforts would only result in an expensive plant graveyard.
Somehow, I’m going to have to channel my “green thumb” to achieve my dream. I just hope that it’s a talent you can develop and not one you must be born knowing.