Our mom certainly has no green thumb! Between her and her cats, she has killed every house plant she's ever owned. A trip through our front door is an automatic death sentence, and frequently its a painful and lingering one. The mom's embarrassed to say she has a BS in Botany!
This year has been particularly rough on the flowers outside since part of the garden was dug up when the water line to the house had to be replaced, and some of the garden is new. The extended drought and extreme heat all summer hasn't helped either.
So, here we go!
Springtime tulips, daffodils and bleeding heart.
Tulips with azaleas that have never bloomed.
Spiderwort The Girl gave the mom for Mother's Day one year.
Abby's mom at Manx Mnews need not fear our mom's skills!
Some purple cone flowers, or Rudbeckia. The mom loves these. They attract butterflies and gold finches. Its impossible to kill them and they're weed free!
That's it! Pretty sad considering these are the photos for an entire growing season! Well, we hope you enjoyed them anyway. Better luck next year!
BTW, the mom did find a new way of killing plants this week. She was mulching the garden and noticed some coral bells had caterpillars on them which were eating all the leaves, so she sprayed the plants with Off! and now, 4 days later, all the plants are dead. Who knew!