What Am I Doing Wrong?
See this plant?
Two days ago it was a healthy, thriving plant filled with Forget-Me-Not flowers.
It all started about a month ago when I received some free flower seeds in the mail. Who would have thought that sweet gesture would turn into a nightmare. Girlie Girl decided that she wanted to try her hand at gardening, and since I know my history with plants, I suggested that we go to Grandpa’s house and have them help her.
Now, my father can grow anything. He’s had grapes, papayas, guavas, lilikoi, squash, even pineapples growing in his yard at one time or another. I figured he was the perfect person to help her. They decided to plant these little seeds in a pot and soon it was growing wild.
Two days ago, they decided that it was time for Girlie Girl to take this plant home and take care of it herself. “It will teach her responsibility”, they said.
So, every morning, she would wake up, fill up her watering can, and tend to her precious plant. She even talked to it like Grandpa showed her.
Well, this morning we woke up to a dying plant. What did we do wrong? The only thing I can think of is that we live in a very hot and humid area on the island and maybe the Forget-Me-Nots are just too fragile to survive here.
Any advice on what to do to save it? Poor Girlie Girl is heartbroken!
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Kailani is the owner and founder of An Island Life. You'll find her sharing her daily life as a mother to 3 wonderful daughters, working as a flight attendant, and living a blessed life in Hawaii.