Sometimes an idea looks great in my head, but doesn't work out quite as planned in real life. I have this planter that was a gift many years ago.
The plant that came with it died ages ago thanks to my black thumb. I saw a cute little fern at the supermarket yesterday and thought it would look good in this planter.
The picture in my head had the little fern trimmed into a perfect turtle-shell-shaped dome.
Well, I am afraid of over-trimming this plant and causing a really early demise, so I quit while I was ahead. Therefore my end result is not quite what I was going for, but the plant is alive, so all is good.
I intend to try very hard to keep this plant alive.