Potted thyme



Remember back when I used to have witty and funny and insightful stories to tell you? I don't either. But my mom swears there was a time and I think that time will come again (not that I'm convinced it ever existed in the first place).



Things have been so monumentally weird and sad and happy around here this month. So much to talk about but instead I'll just tell you that I've managed to keep a thyme plant alive in my bedroom this summer. Which is like a big freakin deal because herbs inside are hard.

My dad (a big plant man and also a mental health expert) likes to say that for plant people, there is a connection between the state of one's plants and the state of one's mind. Happy plants = happy people. My thyme and I aren't dead yet, so there's that. We persevere.

31 comments:

  1. Oh i love plants. They add life to our home.

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  2. Now if you cook with that plant, maybe all the sadness and weirdness will just disappear! (For 30 minutes, anyways.)

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  3. aha. in texas, in august i feel fried to a crisp, eternally thirsty, and sadly wilted. my plants are in the same boat. lately, i've been tending to them again and there's life in the garden.....and i'm feeling much perkier. voila! you're dad's a genius.

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  4. sorry to hear about the monumental weirdness :-/ Congrats on the thyme plant - you are right about growing herbs in doors. Love the dresser, by the way. I'm building a changing table for our son (due in dec) and am going for a similar mix of straight lines and bulges. heh. cheers.

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  5. It looks like your plant is seeking light.

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  6. I love indoor herbs. Every time I have tried to grow basil in my kitchen, even buying a full plant it dies on me. :-( I do NOT have a green thumb.

    XOXO

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  7. The thyme looks awesome! Are you enjoying lots of thymey eggs in the morning?

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  8. I have to agree with your Dad. i'm the backyard nerd that gets excited about a baby tomato seedling popping it's head above the soil. But it makes me feel content. It's a simple pleasure.

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  9. you're always pretty funny in my book...don't be so hard on yourself! and I definitely agree with your pops: this was a happy year and all my plants grew ferociously. must've been all the disney tunes humming.

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  10. and it has such a lovely sprawl to it!

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  11. I agree - I always feel like a bit of a failure when I lose a house plant! But I have grand plans for my new windowsill...

    Chin up chick, the blog world loves you :)

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  12. There's something in the air.
    Melancholy. I feel weird, too. Something's up.

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  13. Keep up the good work ... sometimes you can't see how good it is. You inspire, you persevere, you rock.

    Be well.

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  14. very interesting...my new basil plant is healthy and alive, it just hasn't grown at all. It seems to have stalled. There has been no change or progress. It wouldn't be a strech to say the same about myself, unfortunately.

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  15. I've never left a comment before, but this seems like a good time. I am a big fan of your aesthetic, your humor, and your openness. I read all of your posts and am always shamelessly delighted by your "Living In" column on Design Sponge. You are a huge inspiration to me--huge!--so yes, please continue on. Do not doubt.

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  16. Oh you guys are amazing. Seriously. Thank you for cheering me up!

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  17. That's so great that you are growing thyme in you'r room, it's very beautiful and the smell is very calming. 2 in 1 HaHA :)

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  18. "To everything there is a season, a THYME and a purpose under Heaven".

    I'm with Object Lesson. Even if you don't feel witty, funny or insightful... YOU ARE!

    The warmth of your writing makes us all feel like we're sitting in front of that fireplace hanging out with our best friend.

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  19. I kill ferns. Like clockwork. And I buy them again. And kill them again, but I keep chugging along, certain that one will live one day. I applaud your perseverance.

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  20. Thyme is hard to grow. Mine die indoors or out. This plant is huge and full, the biggest I have ever seen. Definitely newsworthy and blogable!

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  21. Oh wow! This is amazing . . . I killed my little herb garden that I was trying to grow this summer. Oh well :(

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  22. You have no idea how much I enjoy reading your blog and ginny branch's myfavorite color is shiny. I found you girls during one of the darkest times in my life. oh no, I'm getting teary. I just want you both to know how much I appreciate your honesty,wit, and joy about life. i'll probably never meet either of you but you both have a special place in my heart.

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  23. I'm so sorry that you've been having a tough month. Your Dad's "Happy Plants = Happy People" saying has much truth in it. For me it's always been Happy (as in neat & tidy) Home = Happy Me. My house tends to match the chaos or peace inside.

    Here's to keeping your plant alive!
    Take care,
    Susan

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  24. I remember when you had witty and insightful stories to tell me (funny? maybe.)

    It was last night.

    Read: You still got it.

    Oh, and I love you.

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  25. I figure, no matter what, a potted plant is going to last longer than cut flowers and usually cost less so I just buy them and see how long they'll last and I don't even feel bad when they end up in the garbage after a while.

    Hang in there.

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  26. Once upon a time my blog had fun stuff in it too. Maybe someday you and I will make a triumphant return to the land of witty stories and fun stuff.

    Did the tornado blow you away or did you manage to hang on?

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  27. You can never have too much thyme on your hands...

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  28. Our basil plant died. I'll try not to think about what your father would say. ;)

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