Interstellar Adventures

May 9, 2006

Green with Envy

Filed under: Interstellar Casa — by InterstellarLass @ 10:39 am

I don’t have much of a green thumb. I’m good at the heavy lifting, the raking, the mowing, but not at making pretty green things grow and flourish and live beyond a week or two.

But I’ve set out to rectify this! Thirty 40-lb. bags of top soil, organic humus and cow manure later, and I have GREEN! And hopefully I will soon have the flowers to show for it. Celosia, Cosmos, Marigold, Nasturtium and Tithonia!


  1. I’m not good at getting the green to appear or live so I can relate to your excitement over the bit of green you have!

    I hope it prospers and grows!

    Comment by Claire — May 9, 2006 @ 3:14 pm |Reply

  2. I have a semi green thumb. (It works every once in a while).
    About a month ago, I sowed 3 packages of seeds for a flower garden. Not one single leaf has come up!!!! LOL
    Looks like I’ll have to settle for watching yours grow instead!

    Comment by Laura — May 9, 2006 @ 4:37 pm |Reply

  3. water and sunshine, those are the key ingredients.
    and i just saw your knitting below, beautiful, i’m jealous. i’m left handed and always had issues trying to get someone to teach me, i can knit a scarf, sort of, and make it really, really long.

    Comment by Better Safe Than Sorry — May 9, 2006 @ 5:01 pm |Reply

  4. wow… the dress from the previous post is just amazing… as i am sure your flowers will be!

    Comment by Kristin — May 9, 2006 @ 5:30 pm |Reply

  5. that’s neat! I love seeing things grow up from little seedlings and stuff

    Comment by Uisce — May 10, 2006 @ 8:57 am |Reply

  6. As a fellow brown thumb, I’m impressed with your green! You give hope and inspiration to us all!

    Comment by abbynormal — May 10, 2006 @ 10:48 am |Reply

  7. Can’t wait to see the flowers!

    Comment by Jolynn — May 10, 2006 @ 11:12 am |Reply

  8. I believe you can eat marigolds and nasturtiums…but check on that first.

    I love to see things grow. Especially if I’ve planted them! Life is such a wonderful thing!

    Comment by Carnealian — May 10, 2006 @ 2:58 pm |Reply

  9. I planted some bulbs and I’m not seing any green yet so I’m starting to worry that maybe i didnt do it right? Can you go wrong planting bulbs?

    Our soil round here is rubbish though. It’s like clay!

    Comment by serendipity — May 10, 2006 @ 3:15 pm |Reply

  10. I was doing really well for a while … kept my orchid alive for over two months, then I forgot about it … and it died. But good luck, maybe you got Maw’s good genes, the Green genes.

    Comment by Brittany — May 10, 2006 @ 5:24 pm |Reply

  11. You go girl…be careful with your nasturitiums though…they need more water than the others do…but you got a pretty good combo of flowers going…ummm..the nasturitiums are edible too..the whole’s an herb really or I think so.

    Good Luck..I’m sure it’ll be gorgeous.

    Comment by Sandy — May 11, 2006 @ 3:22 am |Reply

  12. I’m with you, Lass.
    I suck at growing things.
    I can kill any plant…anywhere…anytime.
    Plants run when they see me coming.


    Comment by michael — May 12, 2006 @ 9:42 pm |Reply

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