The Born Loser by Art and Chip Sansom for November 28, 2023

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member 6 months ago

    Gladys has not a “green thumb”.

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    angelolady Premium Member 6 months ago

    Right on, Gladys. I kill plants.

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    rekam Premium Member 6 months ago

    Around here, we call that a “black thumb.”

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    LookingGlass Premium Member 6 months ago

    Gladys won’t “kill it!!” But wait until ……. Mother Gargoyle gets there!!!!


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    Uncle Kenny  6 months ago

    My friend’s wife was a teacher who worked for a principal who was notorious for killing every houseplant she ever owned.

    So, when the principal retired, my friend’s wife and some other teachers chipped in and bought her a silk plant.

    At the beginning of the next school year, the retired principal made a visit to her former school. She told the teachers who had given her the pant, “Usually, every plant I own dies. But I’ve watered this one every other day, and it’s just as green today as the day you gave it to me!”

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    Ahuehuete  6 months ago

    Brown thumb special

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    Gizmo Cat  6 months ago

    Monstera is a reasonably fast growing plant and it can become very large. So buying an artificial one, might not be such a bad idea if your living room isn’t very big. I have one and I really need to trim it down every once in awhile to prevent it from making my living room into a jungle.

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    zzeek  6 months ago

    I have a black thumb, I’ve even killed artificial turf. It’s a skill.

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    Macushlalondra  6 months ago

    That works for me. I don’t deal with houseplants because I always kill them.

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    nosirrom  6 months ago

    I have a weed thumb. The proof is in my lawn.

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    cracker65  6 months ago

    We knew where this was going Gladys

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    pat sandy creator 6 months ago

    make sure it gets plenty of fluorescent light…

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    dbrucepm  6 months ago

    Monstera, is that mother Gargoyles nickname?

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    Justanolddude Premium Member 6 months ago

    To everyone that is killing plants. I never had a problem growing things. Until 3 years ago when we moved into our new home. We got lots of porch plants and I tried several in the yard. They turned into sticks in pots. Then it dawned on me. We have a water softener and we have been faithfully salting the soil for our plants. Get well water or bottled water for gardening, if you have a softener. OR artificial plants are a great option too. I knew someone who was killing cactus plants.

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    [Traveler] Premium Member 6 months ago

    For us, purchasing a plant is a death sentence for the plant

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    Just-me  6 months ago

    At least she knows her limitations…

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    General Trelane (Ret.) Premium Member 6 months ago

    You married a smart girl there Brutus .

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    e.groves  6 months ago

    Spider plants are easy to grow.

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    rhpii  6 months ago

    But will she dust it?

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    Meg: All Seriousness Aside  6 months ago

    I can.

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    ladykat  6 months ago

    Gladys has a very valid point, Brutus!

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    More Coffee Please! Premium Member 6 months ago

    That’s always been my approach…

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    GROG Premium Member 6 months ago

    Have you even tried?

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    Chris  6 months ago

    or can you… :J

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    Brent Rosenthal Premium Member 6 months ago

    You can’t fault someone who knows her limitations!

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    paranormal  6 months ago

    Let Brutus water it and it’ll die…

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    raybarb44  6 months ago

    She’s got a point. She’s also acknowledging one of her shortcomings, she can’t grow plants. Hopefully it didn’t cost you too much. That Christmas credit card bill can be murder to the old wallet. Tell it it’s her gift for Christmas, though I don’t think that would work…..

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    Gina Carson  6 months ago

    You can’t kill what’s already dead.

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    cuzinron47  6 months ago

    Didn’t work for me, I have silk plant with the blossoms falling off.

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    perryed  6 months ago

    BIG plus in our household!

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    Moonkey Premium Member 6 months ago

    That Mother-in-Law Tongue plant they had looked pretty healthy!

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    T...  6 months ago

    “Don’t let Ramona see it, her look could kill a pet rock” mutters Brutus…

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    gopher gofer  6 months ago

    my monstera takes up much of my office and gobbles up anything that happens to stray too close…

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    Laurie Stoker Premium Member 6 months ago

    Sound reasoning.

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