I killed the damn plants again…

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.