Throwing in the Trowel


Some people have a knack for getting plants to grow, some don’t. I’m one of the don’ts. How brown is my brown thumb? It’s black. Need proof? Okay.

I killed a cactus once. I didn’t mean to do it. I promise. But that was just the beginning.

My “lucky” bamboo died. That’s right bamboo, a plant that has been known proliferate so much in the wild, it can take over whole villages, wilted and expired in my care. What does that mean? It means that bamboo’s luck ran out when someone gave it to me.

If I had been the one to trade my cow for magic beans, I would have never gotten to meet the giant.

My black  thumb is so bad, I always say that I’m surprised my kids have grown… See more…

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