Black Thumb Banana strikes again

Way back in January when Black Thumb completed yet another trip around the sun, one of the beach urchins ordered her some flowers, as she always does. This year, they came accompanied by a small house plant. The beach urchin knows how bad Black Thumb is with gardening and plants and offered to adopt the plant. “Oh no, lemme just try it,” said Black Thumb.

Wonder of wonders? It actually survived and seemed like it was thriving! For a couple weeks after its arrival, it wasn’t really on Black Thumb’s radar screen. It was sitting on the window sill next to teleCublandia so not really all that hard to ignore. Nevertheless, she persisted. (To ignore it, I mean.)

Until one day she looked down on the window sill and it looked a wee bit droopy (the plant, not the window sill). Hmmmm, I bet it needs some water. So Black Thumb poured some water out of her water glass. Within hours, the cute little plant had perked up. Black Thumb actually continued to monitor it, albeit not too closely, which is probably good because she suspects that most of her past plant failures involve over-watering. And (wonder of wonders), it began to flourish.

Until… Dun da dun dun… Black Thumb left for the yooperland for two-and-a-half weeks. She failed to make adequate arrangements to take care of the poor little plant. When she returned, the plant was still green but droopy. She watered it. After a while, it had perked up a bit but the next morning some leaves had turned yellow.

Black Thumb is hoping the Plant Protective Services will confiscate it and hand it over to her beach urchin as a foster plant to hopefully nurse it back to health while Black Thumb completes Plant Parenting classes.

2 Responses to “Black Thumb Banana strikes again”

  1. Margaret Says:

    It’s still OK–yellow isn’t dead, just sending out a 911 call. 🙂

  2. Pam J. Says:

    My unasked-for opinion — pluck off those large yellow leaves, give it a slightly bigger pot, and if it gets direct sunlight currently, move it away from that spot.