I spent about half of my day today outside in the yard watering the garden, weeding, pruning, and rotating the sprinkler on the new grass so it can grow green and fertile. In the past I used to kill any plant that I brought into my house . You know why? Other than watering them (when I remembered to or felt like it) I basically left them alone and expected them to thrive on their own. I know, that makes no sense. If only it were that easy, right?! Plants are a lot like any relationship—you can't really expect them to thrive unless you pay attention and put in the effort to maintain them consistently.