Take a look! Iceberg is so pretty! I am so proud! Proud because I didn't kill this rose!
You see, I've moved Iceberg 3 times. Three! I kept putting it in spots that were way too shady. I think I was trying to brighten up the shady spots with a white bloom. So, Iceberg was plopped there. No planning. Do you think Iceberg was an impulse purchase? haha - You'd be right!
There's a saying "You'll keep getting the lesson and getting the lesson until you get the lesson." Which means, you'll keep having the same problem until you figure out the right solution!
With Iceberg, I kept having to move it until I found a sunny spot for it. And look how happy it is!
So, I guess the lessons I finally "got" were:
1) Just because you think a plant will look pretty in that spot, doesn't mean that spot has the right conditions for the plant. That's backward thinking. (Wouldn't it be nice if we could plop any plant anywhere? My garden would be fabulous!)
2) Look at the conditions first, then decide upon the plant for the conditions present. Forward thinking! (Does this mean less impulse purchases? Please say no!)
3) If you have a plant that's faltering, check to see if you have the right conditions for it before judging the plant. (Sorry I said all those bad things about you before, Iceberg.)
Hmm, now, where can I put those plants I bought yesterday???