For my Mom

May 29, 2007

Journal, Lauren

We’ve already established that Lloyd and I have no gardening skills.  No green thumbs here, just Black Death thumbs.  The only thing I can reliably grow inside is a philadendron, because they’re really, really, really hard to kill.  In the great outdoors, I only plant impatiens.  Partly because I can remember their name, and partly because they’re what my mom always put in our front planters at the parsonage.   They’re a hardy little plant, and I dump plenty of Miracle Grow on them so it’s like they’re on steroids.  So, I give you the before and after.  Hold your applause until the end, please, and no flash photos.

Poor little pots.  Do you want some flowers?

Good luck, guys.


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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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6 Responses to “For my Mom”

  1. Lauren's mom Said on:

    Lauren, I loved growing impatiens in Delta. I CANNOT get them to grow in Eckert, -- not even with Miracle Gro! Yours look beautiful. I’m jealous!


    • Lauren Said on:

      To be fair, they’ve only been in the pots less than three minutes in the picture. I’ll let you know how they’re doing in a couple of days. That’ll be the test!


  2. Brad Said on:

    Are those plants shuddering? I could’ve sworn I saw them shudder.


  3. Beth Said on:

    Yay! For impatiens in your pots. I love those pots.

    (Oh, and by the way, I put up a new post, finally.)


  4. Karla Said on:

    I’ve always felt like impatiens were my plant. Once, when I was very little, my mom took me plant shopping. I guess I was acting up a bit, being rather impatient. Mom got a flat of those and said they were for me -- impatiens for the impatient one. 🙂 So far they look great!


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