10.20.2008

Green thumb? We'll see ...

I'm trying to grow a plant for the first time in about 15 years. I have a spotty track record with growing things, so I picked a jade plant which is apparently hard to kill (unless you totally overwater it). It's also kitty friendly in case Nels takes a nibble. It came with a mammoth tropism but otherwise seems pretty healthy. I read that you can start a new plant from a leaf. I might try that and add another to the pot, so it looks more balanced. I'm hoping to end up with a cool tree with lots of branches like they have at the yoga center. In any case, it's nice to have a bit of greenery in my den.

Behold the super grainy photo of me and the plantling!

3 comments:

Bevlove said...

Hmmm ... maybe a Jade plant is what I should get. I honestly can kill just about every living plant in the world.

Back in the day when some of us had those ugly looking plastic plants (no more, thank goodness), I had the leaves to fall off them. Pretty sad, huh?

Nice picture of you and your new plant.

Toyoki said...

We've got some potted jade plants left over from a time when I was into potted plants. Now if I can only find the bonsai jade plant I made ...

Rebecca said...

I'd love to see a picture! I read about the process for creating a bonsai, but at this point I'll be happy just to keep it alive.