Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Green Thumb

Last week, mid-week, mid-day that is, I got the brilliant idea to go to the Dallas Arboretum. It's of course, Dallas Blooms, which is one of the best times to visit. And I figured (wrongly) that since it was Thursday it wouldn't be very crowded. Oh! But I was wrong. There were over 1 gazillion people there. And all of them had children.

The tulips and all of the other flowers I don't know the names of were beautiful and inspiring. So inspiring that I went and bought some flowers to put in my pots. And a bought a few houseplants as well to liven up the place.

I have such a problem keeping plants (house plants in particular) alive. Do I overwater? Underwater? Sing too loud? Is my house too cold? Too hot? Too humid? Its just an ongoing little science experiment here at Casa Arista. Sometimes my husband will say to me as we walk by a plant I want to buy, "No Kerri! Let 'em live!" But I love plants. I want to take care of them. I want them to live in my house. So I keep trying. I keep looking for the ones that will want to stick around.

1 comment:

Valerie said...

I've had good luck with snake plants and pythos. I water them on Sundays (it's best for me to get into a routine or else I'll forget!) and they do really well. Good luck with your plants!

Did you see American Idol this week? Have you been hearing all the news about people purposely voting for Sanjaya BECAUSE he's the worst?? Ay yi yi! :o)