I Am a Plant Killer

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    I Am Back

    I am so happy i am not anymore! Heres the deaL I used to grow everything without fail ,things people said they couldn't i could . I even was approached by a couple of people that grew pot and wanted me to try lol. (years ago) P.s no i didn't. With raising a family ,running a home...
    redheadsrule redheadsrule
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jun 14, 2008

    Oh Poor Little Plants

    I neglect plants to near death, then hit them with a torrent of over-affection. The combination of which sends most of them back to the dirt, as dirt. Cm
    chairmanmeow chairmanmeow
    22-25, F
    Feb 12, 2009

    Ha Ha Ha Oh My God!

    When I saw this topic, it was to good to be true! I love flowers and plants but for some reason  I am a "plant murder" Every gardenia plant I have; I killed in a week! Roses, I am not going there! I am not a "green thumb" person.........not at all!
    123ct 123ct
    36-40, F
    Apr 29, 2008

    Arrgh! My Boss Put Me In Charge!

    He's out of town for 3 weeks, and on his way out the door he said "Oh would you mind watering the office plants while I'm gone?" Ugh! And I had no time to argue that I'm really really not the one he wants touching his plants.  It's now day 4. The pot of catus...
    ohsovery ohsovery
    26-30, F
    Jul 2, 2008


    I don't understand! It was making a comeback. Simon's green shoots were greener. He was standing tall & perky. Then he started to yellow & get sick. I don't know what happened. Poor little guy. I'm hoping he survives but I don't know what to do w/ him. Set him outside...
    deleted deleted
    6 Responses Mar 31, 2008

    End of the Season

    I have been pretty preoccupied this summer always on the go ! I tried to start a garden in pots, works for some ,not me . I put them in the ground they were history. When i was doing dishes i looked out and what do you know,1 very tall tomatoe plant,flowering but no tomatoes...
    redheadsrule redheadsrule
    36-40, F
    Sep 28, 2007

    I Am a Plant Killer....

    And I have a student worker position in an ecology lab! Oh, the irony...
    Jenniedvm Jenniedvm
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 22, 2008

    Slow Death

    I decided to water the plants in my office, mind you the guys in my office had already watered them 2 this week. So I killed our plants through over watering. I didn't even know that plants could die if you watered them too much...Poor plants...LOL
    deleted deleted
    May 9, 2008


    no matter how hard i try, plants always always always die on me. so i havent had a plant in about 2 years. just as well too. the poor things were entrusted to me. little did they know they wudnt get out alive. i solemly swear never to buy another plant. lol oops
    ForeverAutumn ForeverAutumn
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 16, 2008

    I Doubt ..seriously Doubt Anyone Could Top Me. Sob

    I dont care what it is or how it looks or how well it is blooming If someone gives it to me and tells me theres no way i can kill it cuz its doin so well, i can guarantee you no matter how much or how little i care for it or water it or do the things i am told to do for it to...
    IFoundYourDiary IFoundYourDiary
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Oct 14, 2010

    Soon to Be : /

    I have a bamboo plant that I've kept for some time now.....I sadly forget to water it on a daily basis -.- It's suppose to be a "lucky" plant but it seems like its brought bad luck? So it may just die..... >:)
    aBlackRoseBurial aBlackRoseBurial
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Apr 29, 2008


    I have actually never killed a plant *knock on wood* I've had my "lucky bamboo tree" as it was advertised on the sign at K-mart :P hahaha for 10 years now and she's still kicking :) I've forgotten to feed her at times but hell she's still not given up! yay!
    aBlackRoseBurial aBlackRoseBurial
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jun 20, 2008

    Do You Have Softened Water?

    If you have softened water, the salt content builds up and the plant dies. A long sad death, awwww. the good news salinators, is, the outside water taps do not go through the water softener. Also there is an very old book that categorizes house plants by placement in your house...
    boedacia boedacia
    46-50, F
    Feb 8, 2008

    It Runs In the Family

    I killed my venus flytrap when I was young because we didn't have enough bugs in the house.  I was so upset when it died, I loved that thing!  I want another one  :] Apparently killing plants in odd ways runs in my family.  My mom once killed a cactus by...
    axelval axelval
    18-21, T
    1 Response Feb 21, 2009

    Black Thumb

    I just can't seem to keep the plants alive. I have one in my office that must have 500 lives as it has survived for four years now. Maybe because it was an anonymous gift left on my desk when I first started... maybe because the container has an angel on it... not sure but as...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Sep 28, 2007

    I Just Destroyed Part of An Evil and Sinister

    network of weeds in my front garden.  I am going to have to get a bigger shovel though, and risk the necks of the myriad earthworms that now occupy the area.  Not to mention the fact that I might also displace some tulip or daffodil bulbs.  I don't know where these...
    mj915 mj915
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 13, 2008

    They Just Don't Stand a Chance...

    I either forget to water them, water them too much, don't give them enough sunlight, give them TOO much sunlight... I don't know... I do try. The only plant that stands a chance with me is a cactus. I currently have three... They're doing okay I suppose although one of them is...
    SaharaOdeil SaharaOdeil
    22-25, F
    May 17, 2008

    Death of a Cactus

    i kill all plants.  easy plants, difficult plants, plants with college degrees, nomadic plants, plants with a purpose, flowering plants, medicinal plants, plants with babies...    my latest, another cactus.  i try.  i talk to them, i water them...
    FiFiDelmar FiFiDelmar
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Apr 1, 2008

    There's a Permanent Wilting Point

    And I always manage to never get the notice
    deleted deleted
    Jun 20, 2008

    My Cactus

    I killed a cactus my freshmen year. I though I would bring a little green into my concrete room. I was so excited. I thought surely I couldn't kill a cactus. WRONG. I totally killed it. I think I watered it or something.
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Feb 11, 2008
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