Green thumbs up and down

Sometimes all it takes is a nod of approval to help a good thing continue and spread. Likewise, a frown and thumbs down may derail a bad habit.

At any rate, it's good to crow a bit and also to grumble now and then when you're among others who understand the joy and frustrations of gardening.

That's why we nominate

winners and losers

in our  Green Thumbs Up and Green Thumbs Down Department

 

Check it out

via this list of items in this department, most recent at the top.

Everyone's a critic... so we take our turn. And since fun things come in pairs, we pair and Up and a Down.

Everyone's a critic... so we take our turn. And since fun things come in pairs, we pair and Up and a Down.

Roses Trained: In What's Coming Up #222 we follow the growth of roses trellised and pillar-form. It's a salute to the perennial optimism required to train climbing roses. Then, in...

...Clematis Wilted: We switch gears for a big boo-hiss to clematis wilt disease for its very rude timing.

 

Green Thumbs Down and right back Up to Splayed arborvitaes:  We wish they didn't happen, explore the best solution, then propose how to live with the reality.

Green Thumbs Up and Down:
      To showering houseplants
      To denying kids plant names.

Up to Witchhazel, Down to Deer! What's Coming Up #217, March 3, 2016

Up to Natural Mobiles, Down to Beating Snowy Branches: Growing Concerns #647

Sellers Who Don't Label Plants What's Coming Up #215, February 7, 2016

"Natural Mobiles" in Growing Concerns #647: Have fun with kids during late winter cabin fever days. Collect from the garden, add bright color with scraps of biodegradable cotton cloth, yarn, modeling clay, and use a pine branch to hang it in the garden.

"Natural Mobiles" in Growing Concerns #647: Have fun with kids during late winter cabin fever days. Collect from the garden, add bright color with scraps of biodegradable cotton cloth, yarn, modeling clay, and use a pine branch to hang it in the garden.