There are generally two reactions that I receive when someone discovers that I am a horticulturist. If that person is also into gardening and plants, they are generally excited to know that I’m as passionate as they are and this realization is followed with a bombardment of questions. “How do I get my Hydrangeas to flower? Why isn’t my grass growing under my oak tree? How do you keep the squirrels from eating tulip bulbs?” The second reaction I get is the polar opposite. This type of person is a self-proclaimed brown (or even worse…black!) thumb. And, they usually quickly change the subject from gardening to the weather- anything other than plants!
|Hen and Chick Succulent|
|One of the...well...chicks that the hen above had!|