Not too shabby, huh? Especially considering that I just started with roots, and no green growth. I put packing peanuts in the bottom of my pot so that the soil would drain properly and so that I could move my pot easily in and out of the sun. I was quite proud of my accomplishment!
Well, poor Brian just dumped his bulbs into an old pot of dirt, added some new soil on top and soaked the thing through and through. After the same amount of time, he had nothing to show for his gardening attempt.
One day, while I was gazing out in the woods by our house, I saw this beautiful pink plant that had survived being dumped out of an old pot by the last people who lived in our home:
I had no sooner mentioned it to Brian, when he headed out to the woods to claim it as his own. And, he purchased a new petunia plant for his pot.
So now, despite all of my hardwork and small amount of gardening knowledge, my husband appears to be the greener-thumbed winner of the competition. Oh well, at least we've got some color sprouting up, regardless of whose pot it's in :) [And, Brian would probably want me to mention that he's not really the gardening type, he is just always up for a challenge to conquer!]