Day 3168 – Sometimes It’s Hard To Say Goodbye….To A Plant

As long as I can remember there have been a few things that are true of me and flowers/living plants:
– I am allergic to pretty much all flowers
– I can’t keep a plant alive
– I once killed a cactus

About a month ago, on a lark, I picked up a hyacinth from Aldi. It was in this glass where you could see the roots. I saw this little guy for only $4 and had to get it. Look how cute he was (I guess it’s a he to me!) as a little baby!

I thought, well, I have to photograph the progress. This was the next day and already the bud was popping out.

This was only about 6 days after I got ‘im!

Then the magic started about 8 days in!

This is a photo from yesterday, after only about 2 weeks. Once it started to blossom, I thought, wait, I might be allergic to this. Every time I’d get close, I’d have that feeling again. So I told Bret we should get rid of it. I suggested giving it to our landlords, but we didn’t really have a chance to do so. I mentioned he should take it to school, at first he thought, eh, that’s kinda weird. But then I suggested that he leave it in the teacher’s lounge with a note. While he did wrote a note to go along with it, his co-worker claimed it before he could share it.

I thought his note was hilarious, so I’m sharing it here:

Up For Adoption

Name: My Little Hyacinth
Age: About 1 month
Gender: Identifies as “other”
Likes: – long walks on the beach
– sunbathing
– sitting around all day
– not having a job
– referring to itself as a “trophy hyacinth”

We’re basically bad parents and don’t know what to do with it and might be allergic, and hope it finds a loving home.

I’m glad the little guy got a good home. 🙂


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