180 Days ’til 40: No More Black Thumb!

25 Aug


This is the view from my kitchen window – they are in my planter box – and they are alive!!!

I bought these in fall of 2011 and have managed to keep them alive, and even growing and thriving for almost a full year. Β Yes, modern miracles do occur!



Posted by on August 25, 2012 in attitude, Education, Health, Inspiration


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34 responses to “180 Days ’til 40: No More Black Thumb!

  1. mybeautfulthings

    August 25, 2012 at 01:03

    They are very beautiful! πŸ™‚

    • 400daystil40

      August 25, 2012 at 23:10

      Thank so much, mybeautifulthings! πŸ™‚

  2. rominol

    August 25, 2012 at 01:15

    Way to go! πŸ™‚

  3. memoricprism

    August 25, 2012 at 02:06

    Congratulations! I’m not much of a green thumb myself so any plant that stays alive with me is wonderful.

    In the meantime, I spent a bit of time perusing your blog and realized we have a very similar goal in mind; I’m eighteen years old, and I had my life planned out until some divine intervention occured and I realized I knew nothing about myself. So I took the year to step out of my comfort zone and learn about who I am and what I can do before I grow up and go off to college.

    Because of the similarities, I think it’s safe to say you have a new follower. πŸ™‚

    • 400daystil40

      August 25, 2012 at 23:04

      Wow, sounds like you are on an amazing journey yourself! Good for you! It is always healthy and important to take the time to step back and reflect – it allows us to be more purpose-driven, which is so much healthier for us. I wish you the best!

  4. buckwheatsrisk

    August 25, 2012 at 04:41

    now that’s impressive! i can’t even keep a cactus alive lol beautiful too!

    • 400daystil40

      August 25, 2012 at 23:02

      hehe – yea, killing a cactus is pretty pathetic! πŸ™‚

      • buckwheatsrisk

        August 25, 2012 at 23:05

        i know right?! i’m terrible with plants or cacti of any kind! lol

  5. changeforbetterme

    August 25, 2012 at 05:14

    I’m jealous. I can’t get things to grow in my outside planters. Inside no problem. Outside yeah a problem 😦

    • 400daystil40

      August 25, 2012 at 23:02

      I can only grow outside – if I grow anything inside, my cats think it is their snack food! πŸ™‚

  6. Boomdeeadda

    August 25, 2012 at 05:49

    I love the look of window box’s, I had them on our old house at one time and it was fun to plan what they’d look like every year. I’m amazed it’s lasted so long, if that’s a geranium. Way to go!

    • 400daystil40

      August 25, 2012 at 23:01

      It is a geranium – apparently if you work with them correctly they can last for years (in milder climates)!

  7. firnhyde

    August 25, 2012 at 07:30

    Speaking as someone who managed to neglect a cactus to death, I applaud your lovely flowers. Thanks for my tenth “like” at Clothed with Thunder!

    • 400daystil40

      August 25, 2012 at 23:00

      This made me laugh – killing a cactus is pretty bad! Thank you for visiting my blog and I was happy to visit yours!

  8. Long Life Cats and Dogs

    August 25, 2012 at 11:58

    I am thoroughly impressed. Mostly, I only manage to grow sticks.

    • 400daystil40

      August 25, 2012 at 22:58

      I was quite famous for a plant graveyard, so I am pleased I have kept these alive so far – in fact, I have six planter boxes full of them (three on kitchen windows and three on my balcony) and so far they are all still alive – miraculously!

  9. Another Thousand Words

    August 25, 2012 at 16:08

    So very beautiful AND cheerful, 400! Congratulations on the ‘greening’ of your thumb!

  10. A Table in the Sun

    August 25, 2012 at 18:12

    What kind of flower? Congrats on your green-thumb. I’m really good with outside plants, but I have a black thumb for houseplants!

    • 400daystil40

      August 25, 2012 at 22:57

      These are geraniums! I suppose they are technically outside plants – since they are in an outdoor planter box right outside my kitchen window!

  11. jukk888

    August 25, 2012 at 18:17

    They’re beautiful

  12. Melia Alexander

    August 25, 2012 at 18:35

    I can totally relate! πŸ™‚

  13. RAMU DAS

    August 25, 2012 at 20:35

    They look beautiful!

  14. leftoverrecipes

    August 25, 2012 at 21:54

    thank you! You reminded me to water my (only) plant. So far 4 months and counting!

    • 400daystil40

      August 25, 2012 at 22:54

      You are welcome! Congratulations! I hope you make the one year mark too! πŸ™‚

  15. The Quiet Borderline (back in hospital)

    August 26, 2012 at 19:28

    They’re aaaaaalive!!!!! Very nice indeed.

  16. SkiDaddy

    August 26, 2012 at 19:49

    Beautiful. We have geraniums that we winter indoors, hanging them in the garage over winter. They’ve lasted 3 years now. They just go dormant but come back fully in the spring.
    Keep it up.

    • 400daystil40

      August 26, 2012 at 22:52

      Wow, great to know that you kept them alive for over three years!!! Our climate is moderate enough that they lasted through the winter (by our window sill) and even managed to bloom with snow (okay, the snow in our area lasted two whole days!) πŸ™‚


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