Time to Call in the Experts…

I have a little secret for you. If you want to keep a plant alive, you might not want to give it to me. That’s right. Not only am I craft-challenged (as I’ve admitted before), I’m plant-challenged as well. Mrs. Greenthumbs I am not.

Since I know my limitations, I knew it was time to call in the experts after we received two beautiful plants during the recent loss of Don’s mother. I posted the pictures above and below on my Facebook page asking for help in identifying and caring for these plants. I needed some expert advice before I managed to snuff the life out of these two beauties.

DSC04360My Facebook friends didn’t let me down. I now know that the flowering plant is a cyclamen and is a bit fussy — which translates into “I’ll do the best I can, but it may not have a chance” :)

The other one is a peace lily and will eventually flower. Friend after friend chimed in and assured me that this one is impossible to kill — a relief to hear but also makes me nervous. What if I am the one person in the universe who can kill a peace lily? :)

Like I said before, though, I’ll do the best I can. All I can do is follow the advice given and leave it in the Lord’s hands :) After all, He may want me to help keep the artificial plant industry alive :)

Do you have anything you need some expert advice on right now? Remember, experts are all around us. They are just folks who have more knowledge and experience with a given topic than we might happen to have.

So if you need help, reach out. You never know who might hold the answer. You could even ask your question here in a comment, and another reader might have just the insight you need. Or who knows — like me, you might even find it on Facebook! :)

“Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise.” Proverbs 19:20

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  1. Well, you have kept that ivy in the dining room alive for a long time!

  2. Well, Kristin, it almost died out years ago — until a friend teased me about it and then gave me instructions on what to do for it :)

  3. What great advice!

    I gave up on green-thumbery long ago. I murdered & buried more plants than I care to mention.

    When it comes to gathering advice (aka wisdom), I am often in search of a better understanding of God’s word when it comes to navigating reletionships; especially the touchy ones. Like your plants, they often need more/less water, or extra doses of care; or a different placement (some thrive in the sun; others need shade).

    Great post!

  4. Cheryl,
    It’s not true. It is possible to kill a peace lily plant.
    So if this eventually happens to you, please let me know. Though
    I wish you the best, I’d like to
    know I’m not the only one!

  5. I am not too proud to admit that I have a black thumb. Plants fear me more than they fear the deer in my yard. Good luck with yours. I sure hope you get to see the lily flower!

  6. Hey gals, it’s comforting to hear I’m not the only one who doesn’t have a green thumb. It helps take the pressure off if I end up killing these new plants — especially the so-called indestructible peace lily :) I guess we’ll see! :)

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