Tuesday, June 1, 2010

My birthday plants

Each year Don and Elli give me a plant for my birthday.

I love plants. But I don't know how to keep them alive. Don knows this. I guess he's hoping that I'll figure it out one of these days. Because I know he doesn't buy them hoping I will kill them. He takes care of our plants and flowers at home. I kind of forget. Even when I walk past them everyday. Or they sit on my desk 12" from my face. I don't see them, or think about them. Until they look all sad and it's past the point of no return.

So this year he gave me this beautiful orchid to take to work. I haven't brought it to my office yet because my office is so dark, and dark. I know it will die. So it's sitting on the kitchen counter, right in front of the sink where I can see it every morning and every night. And look! Some of the buds are starting to open.

I think it likes this spot. I better leave it right here.

It also helps that I have Elli there to remind me to water it every Wednesday.

This year's plant.

Last year's plant. uh oh. It's a bonsai. Anyone have any ideas on how to save it?

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