Before ya'll start laughing at me, I know I have a black thumb. I've been known to plant a few bulbs and water them and have them produce flowers, but in general, I fail at plant life.
I do have a plant that my mom gave me a LONG time ago, that I've managed to keep alive. It's actually really easy, because every time it looks like it's about ready to die, I pick off a stem, toss it in a glass vase filled with water and wait for it to root. Then, I simply replant it and VIOLA it's alive again.
I've kept a few rose bushes alive before we moved, but I can't take credit for those because they were already there. All I did was weed, water and feed them. I did actually plant some irises a few weeks ago and THEY ARE SPROUTING! I didn't expect them to come until NEXT year, but my MIL said they'll grow all summer long. Huh? Who knew? Not I, that's for sure!
Anyway, when my dad was here he bought me a rose. Awww he's so sweet! I put it in a vase with the aloe plant I almost killed and the rose died. Not right away or anything, it stayed alive for the correct amount of time. When I took it out, I notice the "branch" that came with the rose was rooting, in the water! So I took the rose and baby's breath out *WEIRD name for a flower* and left the branch in there. The thing is TAKING off! It started sprouting new, pretty green leaves and the roots are going crazy in the water. The only problem is, I have NO idea what the heck this thing is! My MIL said it was a curly maple(?) Uhhh I have no idea what that is. Husband acted like he knew what that was and said "yeah, when the roots get big enough, we'll plant in the ground". When I asked him what he thought it might be, he shrugged his shoulders and said "I dunno, babe". So him knowing what his mom was talking about, took me by surprise, but whatever. He's a jerk and I will make him pay for making look like an idiot. Even though, that's not very hard to do ;o)
So if anybody knows what this thing is, can you please let me in on the secret? Kristin? Sunflowerchilde? Katie? Anyone? Please help!
Slip on over to Mel's site *coughboobiescough* and see what the rest of the class is showing!