Thursday, January 11

I'm now a plant owner!

I bought a little spider plant. I used to love my all-green, non-striped spider plant. I got one from my mom years and years ago, and every time we moved, I'd take one of the babies with me... usually wrapped in a paper towel, placed in a cup, and traveling in a cup holder.

One Kentucky summer (maybe 4 years ago?), I had the bright idea to put my houseplants outside. This actually worked quite well for a while... then the weather got to them one way or another. Out of sight was easily out of mind, especially with the parenting challenges I was dealing with at the time. I lost a lovely jade plant I'd bought on a visit to a conservatory with my grandmother, my spider plant, and a few others. I was so disappointed! Later on, a friend gave me a bamboo plant as a birthday gift. Somehow, I managed to kill that, too. At that point I totally gave up on houseplants.

Well, moving here has given me hope that maybe I can grow houseplants again. The hooks all over the house are whispering their dreams and wishes to me. They're giving me a vision of the greenery that surrounded Mena here, and encouraging me to try following in her footsteps. I doubt I will ever be known for my gardens like she was, but if I can keep a spider plant alive, that's a start.

4 comments:

  1. Want a little (I mean big) spider to go with the spider plant?

    Kathleen

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  2. Wow, do we miss you all. Jon was asking about your J the other day. I reminded him that you all had moved and how your J had written him a letter since you were SO far away now. He says we should come visit so he can see your new house. :o)

    Changing topics, who is Mena?

    And changing again, tonight is our meeting. Email me with your phone number or something so we can chat sometime.

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  3. Along the lines of what Kathleen said, I thought you were trying to get away from spiders!! lol

    I'm a houseplant killer, too, unfortunately. My latest victim is the unfortunate poinsettia my sil gave me after my hyst. I managed to keep it alive, though not thriving, until this week. I put it out on the porch in the springy weather and then it got cold an I killed it.

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