Wednesday, November 16, 2011
THE PLANT THAT NEVER DIED
It started out as a little plant in a 4" pot that I bought in Woolworths about 22 years ago. Careful inattentiveness and routine has brought where it is today. In the spring I sit it out on our covered porch, I sit it in the shower when it starts looking withered, and I bring it into the house before the first frost. I water it for the last time in August, and when the first buds appear, I throw some plant food in, and sit it in the shower. This year, she is just loaded with flowers. I worry when it loses a branch, but I think that for the most part, it probably should after so many years.
Weird how this plant has become a part of the family. I remember buying it. The Woolworths was a walk in store in a strip by a large mall. My kids were little. My youngest daughters were only about 3, and my mother-in-law and myself and kids were Christmas shopping, and I bought this plant.. who knew that it would still be around this many years later.
I hope that you all are having a great week. The weather has been pretty decent here considering Thanksgiving is next week. I need to get busy on some Christmas gifts. I wonder every year how I let the holiday sneak up on me, looks like it has again.