Recessive “Greens”

by Aleza Freeman

houseplant I inherited my dad’s curly hair. I didn’t inherit his green thumb.

He is a master gardener. I am like Kryptonite to houseplants.

He has an intrinsic understanding of foliage. I watered a weed growing in my backyard for weeks because I thought it looked pretty.

I can’t even keep bamboo alive. Bamboo — it’s the fastest growing plant on Earth!

Clearly the Green Gene is recessive.