Monday, 1 July 2013

Weekend Review: Plant Killer

I'm a plant killer.

I should explain, I love plants, but I seem to be unable to keep them growing.

I got my first plant from my cousin when I was a teenager. I named him Gerard. Gerard is still the exact same size he was the day I got him. How is this possible? I'm not exactly sure, but it's an affliction that affects every plant that comes into my house.

When my nanny passed away a few years ago, she left me many of her house plants. This may not seem like much, but it was a pretty big deal to me because my nan loved her plants. You could say that nan had a green thumb; she had a beautiful garden and the loveliest house plants. Since aquiring these leafy lovelies, I've been determined to aquire more plants and watch them grow. Well, that was the plan. So far I've been watching them either die or remain the same size. It doesn't help that Harvey chomps on them from time to time (don't worry, they're all pet safe).

This year I've decided to really buckle down and try to get these plants growing! It's one of my goals for 2013! If anyone has any tips on how to make plants happy, please comment below!

I had a pretty quiet weekend. Lots of plants, pets and relaxation, what was your Canada Day weekend like? Oh! And a very happy 4th of July to my American friends!

Hugs and poops,



  1. I suck with plants too. The only one I didn't kill was a spider plant named Wilson (after the volleyball in Castaway, natch). I have also had a gerber daisy now for months, and actually managed to grow MORE flowers on it. It was a bit droopy when I went home last, however, and it may die from our travels :/

    Each plant is different, so you have to look up the info for each individual plant. Maybe keep a chart or something so you remember when to water?

    1. That's what Gerard is, a spider plant!

      I tend to either over water or under water, so maybe a chart is a good idea.

  2. I am a plant killer as well.
    Last year I went away for a couple weeks so I gave my cacti some extra water to get them through. When I got back from my holiday, one was all fat and drooped over. By the end of the year, I had managed to kill all three of them.
    I've had better luck with bamboo. If you want to feel good about keeping something alive, get bamboo and just make sure their vase or pot is always full.