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Friday, October 09, 2009

Seeing Green

Because my life is a study in contradiction, I’m doing a 180 ̊ turnabout from yesterday’s red and focusing completely today on all things green.

My son came home from school last week with a notification about a field trip to the botanical gardens, and I jumped at the teacher’s request for chaperone volunteers. My eagerness was partially due to the fact that we’re at a new school this year and I’m trying to meet people, but in the interest of full disclosure, I must admit to an additional motive. Looking around my house, I can’t help but notice that there’s a current deficiency in the lush and leafy department. Let me show you the situation:

Here's a Pink Splash that I found in the windowless art closet in my classroom and brought home for rehab:



"Pierce" survived for nearly 8 months after a violent impaling in the dishwasher. I'm not sure how this happened:



After my felines mistook this little guy for a salad bar offering, he was put up on my kitchen hutch for "safety"



This one is enjoying some warm afternoon sun on my front porch step...



...along with a friend:



So today's the day: I'm off to explore the world of healthy plant life. I’m not entirely sure how simply visiting the botanical gardens will help shore up foliage efforts here at the home front, but my current plan is to soak in what I can through osmosis.

10 comments:

Lisa said...

Have fun! I love the botantical garden.

Anonymous said...

What a sad collection of "greenery". But I have to admit to a laugh.

The Royal Family said...

I seriously overwater and kill all my plants indoors or out. LOL

thanks for visiting me on my special sits day, I hope you had time to enter my giveaways!
See you soon, The Buzz Brandy

Joy said...

Wishing you lots of fun today! I loved going on field trips when they were young enough to still be going on field trips.

p.s. I kill every houseplant I bring home. I finally gave up. All the houeplants in all the nurseries in the area breathed a sigh of relief.

Holly said...

That is great...I say great because that is what most of my plats look like. My husband likes to give me plants (to add to the garden) instead of cut flowers...which I like too, but both of us are arfaid of what will happen to them once they are in my hands....I am working on it.

Holly @ 504 Main

livinginagirlsworld said...

Your plants look JUST like mine. I never can seem to keep them alive.

Angelica Bays, TygrLilies.com said...

Holy Cow! I had no idea there was anyone w/ a thumb browner than mine!
;o)
I look forward to seeing pics of the treasures you found.

Myriam said...

Happy SITS Saturday Share Fest!!

I love your picture of the paint brush with the red paint...

Erin M. said...

Cynthia,
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog--and I'm a new follower based on this post alone. You see, I have a brown thumb. Every plant I try to bring home dies. It's really very sad. So we can be partners in crime? lol. I am thrilled to meet someone new (you!) and I look forward to catching up on your blog when I have more time (I have family in town this weekend visiting). Hope you're having a great day!

Holly said...

Hi there

There is something for you on my blog.

Holly

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