I’m here to dispel that myth. Because, let’s be honest – everyone loves a good post about how someone is terrible at something. It’s good for our egos. And, it’s good to face the fact that I’m not good at some things.
Houseplants are my nemeses (is the plural of nemesis “nemeses?”).
Remember my succulents.
I have read in many reputable online sources (I’m talking to you, Google) that succulents are almost impossible to kill.
Not that it mattered. I mean, I planted a GARDEN this year for goodness sakes. I got my fingernails dirty. I planted seeds. I even wore my work clothes. I’ve been eating fresh tomatoes like it’s going out of style. People call me “Kim: Goddess of the Green for a reason.”
(Note: I’m really the only person who calls myself “Kim: Goddess of the Green.” But, don’t let that fact fool you.)
I can take on a few measly houseplants, I thought to myself.
Well, whoever said succulents are impossible to kill LIED. And you know what happens to liars? (I’ll let you figure that one out. Google it.)
Three of my succulents have already been killed. And my remaining plants are heading towards an premature death as well. (I don’t have any pictures to show you the sheer ugliness, but you’ll have to take my word.)
What in the world?
Don’t they know that I’M THE “GODDESS OF THE GREEN.”
I didn’t overwater them – or underwater them. They get the right amount of light. I think they were planted correctly. They have drainage.
What have I done wrong? Any ideas?
And, now it’s like all the houseplants are working together to drive me INSANE. My aloe vera plant is attracting little gnats. My money tree is looking sad. I was planning to bring my ferns inside for the winter, but I don’t know if my sanity can take it if they die.
And, let’s be honest – the sanity of the “Goddess of the Green” may be on it’s last leg anyhow.