Every Mother's Day I give a flowering plant to my Mom. It is a tradition. We both enjoy growing things. My dear grandma loved this hobby too. Her gardens boasted a wide variety. There was always something blooming. She had a "green thumb" and managed to pass it down to us.
She would say when she shared a plant or gave one as a gift, "Don't thank me. It might not grow." My mom and I continue this practice. Why? I have no clue. It is a silly superstition. One that is never questioned. Some things are what they are.
As all gardeners know there are some plants that thrive no matter what the conditions. Others are fussy. They may not make it. I am sure that if one thanked someone for a plant it would not die. For now though I won't test fate (LOL)!
Hope everyone who is a Mom had a wonderful Mother's Day!