Ok, before I get back on the blogging bandwagon, I just have to let you know, Rose has left us. Rose is of course (in case you’re new around here) my ill fated schefflera arboricola “umbrella plant.” You see I over watered her a few weeks back and unlike her Titanic namesake, she was unable to hold on and she drowned. Sorry girl.
A reader suggested over on Facebook when she started to tip and be all droopy that I stick a dowel rod in the pot and tie her to it to help her grown strong and tall, like Forest Gump or something. Seemed like a good idea, and I thought there was still hope. However, I did not have a dowel rod, the only suitable thing I could find was a plastic fork. Hindsight being 20/20 it appears I shouldn’t have “stuck a fork in her” because now she’s done. Oops. Yes, I make awkward jokes to get through the tough times.
I also trotted out good ‘ole Patrice for solidarity thinking maybe they could band together and Patrice’s healthy plant vibes would help Rose’s sick vibes. No dice. Yes I drew them holding plant hands together like sisters. And yes, I AM a wicked awesome draw-er. Maybe my 17th career should be in illustration. Now accepting commissioned work…
So my number one take-away from this situation is stop over watering your plants. They’re not thirsty so leave them alone and stop looking at them with your plant killah eyes. Glad I got this off my chest, so please say your goodbye’s and we’ll move on to happier things this week. RIP Rose.