If you think people are born with a green thumb, THINK AGAIN!
I used to have a brown thumb. I tried raising all sorts of plants, and no matter what type of plant it was they ALWAYS died!
I tried planting rose bushes, and before the beauties could even bloom the bushes had become dried sticks without a touch of green.
I tried planting corn, squash, beans and all sorts of vegetables and my garden didn't even produce a single kernel. Not even enough food to feed an ant. Believe me, I am sure that the ants and bees were laughing their heads off at me as they searched for food elsewhere. They sure weren't finding anything to eat in MY YARD!