So, in honor of AT's Greenest Thumb Contest, we thought we'd take the plunge and embarrass ourselves. This is our garden. Yes, one lonely bouganvillea plant. But here's the thing: We've had this bouganvillea for two years. Because we only watered it, and never even managed to move it out of its plastic nursery pot until a couple of months ago, it never did much -- not surprising. Now that it's in a large pot (borrowed from our landlord; we know it looks too big but we were feeling optimistic about the plant's growth), enjoying the sun, it's starting to bloom and grow. And every single time we walk past it, we notice it, and appreciate it.