The one that I heard from a woman in Georgia is not about receiving a plant as a gift; when 'borrowing' cuttings from someone's yard/garden:
Never ask permission or the cuttings will not thrive.
klc said:I just received plants that I purchased from another member and it made me remember something my Mother stressed upon me as a little girl.... "Never say 'thank you' for a plant because it will die if you do!" She always said "I appreciate you sharing this plant with me." To this day I still can't say "thank you" when someone shares a plant!!
Does anyone else follow that tale?? What do you say??
What other old wives tales do you "believe" in when it comes to plants etc.....