Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Ode to a Partially Dead Garden

HE says I have a black thumb
I say it's sort of green
but!
it is true,
that after i'm through
watering and pruning leaves
Whatever plant
that I aim to grow at
is usually black and not green

16 comments:

Wanda said...

Thank You for the Birthday Wishes today, Alexis. Barb is an exceptional friend!
I enjoyed your poem ...I just had squirrels dig up a few of the onion sets in our small garden!
Smiles to you...Wanda

Alexis said...

Wanda,
You are welcome! I have never planted a garden before so I am going to learn about all the things that can mess up my garden other than me! Sorry to hear about your onions.

JoAnn said...

Oh NO! This is hilarious!

Delwyn said...

Hi Alexis

what vegetable is it in the picture that is looking a little bedraggled?

Happy days

Alexis said...

JoAnn,
All my bell peppers are dying. Maybe it was a bad batch and not me???
Delwyn,
The one in the back of the picture is Zucchini(my favorite!) and the one in the front is Bell Pepper. My poor veggies!

sealaura said...

hi Alexis! Thanks for visitng my blog. I know what you mean about the black thumb. /this spring I am nurturing some mint and so far so good. it has been alive for about 5 weeks! yippee.

Sage said...

Thanks for visiting, interesting blog and I think I am like you with the gardening. My Dad was the one with the green thumb.. me I practice gardening choices, either live or die...

Alexis said...

Sealaura,
Good luck with the Mint! I have a lot in my back yard and it seems to be very independent!

Sage,
LoL, that is the perfect motto for my garden or any plant that comes within watering distance!!

artis1111 said...

hehe.. I use to think that, till I started planting flowers in my yard. Now our yard is full of flowers. Thanks for stopping by my blog .Kathy

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Alexis said...

Kathy,
I really enjoyed your blog, the flowers in your header are so beautiful! Maybe I'll give flowers a go!
Thanks for the info about Scrappin Blogs, I'm going to check it out.

Jodi said...

Alexis, it's probably not you. It could be what's going on in your soil. We had to amend our soil (it had so much clay) before we could grow anything. Composting helps a lot as well. I think there are places where you can get your soil tested. Do you have a local 4-H? They can usually point you in the right direction.

Alexis said...

Jodi,
That sounds like what is going on here. Nothing is growing and a lot of plants have died. Thanks for the advice!

ThreadBeaur said...

Awesome. My husband says the same thing about me!!!
I love your blog. Thanks for sharing.

Alexis said...

I saw your pretty garden beds! That is great that you recycled the material. I wish you and your garden luck Thread!

Just Writing said...

Sorry your vegetables are dying. On the other hand, it makes for a pretty funny poem, :).

Stopping by from the party, thanks for visiting my spot.