It is a little discouraging for a city boy like me to try to keep a plant alive. Honestly, in our first house, my wife and I couldn’t keep the flowers in the planter out front alive, so we put in plastic flowers. We got lots of compliments as long as people didn’t look too closely.
Now we live here in Spencer County and it seems like everyone has a green thumb. They grow gardens full of huge tomatoes and green beans, they have flowers all around their houses and hanging baskets adorn their porches.