An update on my attempt to grow those skeleton flower plants.
This morning, I thought it would be a good idea to take the plants out of the house and let them get fresh air and water. I put both pots on the porch sill, and went to the day job.
I came home … and the wind and rain tore the stalks on both plants to shreds.
Damn it. I failed again. The plants are ruined.
My only option after this … is that I have three more skeleton flower plants arriving in the mail from a greenery in South Carolina. I ordered them back in January. They’re not supposed to be delivered upstate until May.
So what does that mean for me?
Simple. I won’t be able to get the skeleton flower petals – and photograph them – until 2018 at the earliest.
Damn it, why the hell did I think it was a good idea to take the plants outside today? Last year when I tried this, they got snowed on and the stalks were destroyed.
But no, I had to think I was a great gardener, I was going to get those skeleton flower petals and they were going to be award-winning plants and everything was going to be successful…
Yeah, right. I failed. Damn it. Why the hell should I have even bothered? I should have just kept them inside all year.
I’m such an idiot.
And now my only hope is that these three South Carolina plants will arrive safely … and maybe I can get them planted … and maybe they will survive … and maybe they might bloom those translucent white petals in 2018…
I’ll let you know if the South Carolina skeleton flowers arrive safely. But at this point in time …
I’m not even sure anybody should trust me with PLASTIC plants.