Our thumbs are brown. Not even a hint of green, which leads to a serious lack of plants in our space. Maybe if our plants could tell us when they needed something it could make up for our lack of a green thumb... Make shows us a detailed Botanicalls DIY that will have your plant Twitter you when it needs water. Assuming the exposed wires don't bother you, this sort of solution would probably give a plant a fighting chance in our house for a little while. Ultimately though, the clutter involved with having a talking plant is not worth it in our opinion.