Brady and Melanie gave me a rose bush for Mother's day last month. It was a beautiful plant and a very thoughtful gift.
That is, until I realized I have no flower beds so I had to clear a patch of land, weed, mulch, dig and fertilize and buy some other plants to go around it so it wouldn't be lonely.
It was the most expensive and labor intensive mother's day gift I think I have ever received. Now I live with the daily stress of keeping 5 plants alive in my back yard. We barely keep up with keeping our grass green and mowed semi-regularly. I should be able to keep 5 little plants alive at this point in my life, shouldn't I?