#100WW — Green Thumb

img_0951“We need to go to the plant shop and get some new flowers for the garden,” Liz told her husband.

“Didn’t we get a whole lot of new plants last year?” Larry asked.

“Yes,” Liz answered, “but those were annuals. They last only one year and need to be replanted each spring.”

“Don’t they have flowers that grow back each year?”

“Yes,” Liz said, “Perennials. But they bloom for just a few weeks each year, whereas annuals provide beautiful colors from spring through fall.”

“Who knew?” Larry said.

“At least one of us has a green thumb,” Liz said.

(100 words)

Written for this week’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt from Bikurgurl. Photo credit: Cathal Mac an Bheatha.


14 thoughts on “#100WW — Green Thumb

    • bikurgurl March 22, 2018 / 5:08 am

      It looks like hyacinth and paperwhite bulbs — perfect for the spring!

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    • bikurgurl March 22, 2018 / 5:11 am

      {and the dark green look like what I call Begonias in my yard, but I’m realizing now it likely goes by a different name} I’m an avid gardener, and while I may not have a green thumb, I’m an enthusiastic learner 😉

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  1. Sight11 March 21, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    Who knew? Just like you don’t have a green thumb Sensei.

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  2. bikurgurl March 22, 2018 / 5:16 am

    I think your audience has told you how relatable your story is — well done! Although I love gardening, I’m actually a primarily native-species kind of gardener, until it comes to spring blooms. After the super grey winters here in the Pacific NW {USA}, I’m dying for some color — my spring annuals, like daffodils and hyacinths {damn squirrels get at my tulip bulbs!} look and smell beautiful and give me a little lift until the rains ebb in May {or, really, for the season, July 4!}. Thanks for joining us on our weekly writing journey — and thank you for letting me know about my mistype! I really appreciate you catching it so I could correct it 🙂

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  3. leigha66 March 24, 2018 / 10:46 am

    I’m ready for some of those flowers to start blooming soon! Great post.

    Liked by 1 person

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