My ma's a gardening type gal. Never favored the bugs myself, or gave a shit about planting stuff. Every earth day in elementary school we planted a tree. Scoping out your BFFs from other classes to stand by during the "ceremony" was the only part I cared for.
This weekend ma came with some flowers to plant. The previous owners already had red tulips (which are one of my favorite flowers) but they're depressed, or shy. All I know is they're not vain. Last year they didn't even bloom. This year they did, but already dying. The neighbors flower beds are no better than mine, and half have the same tulips blooming beautifully!
However, we put some carnations next to them. They're pretty color and smell good. Never knew carnations smelled from what I remember. We did some other stuff, but I wanted to show the lack of motivation in the tulips.
On a last note, im starting to not mind planting flowers.