Say goodbye, Rose

Aug 6, 2012

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near drowned schefflera arboricola

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.

plants helping plants live

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.

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janine August 6, 2012 at 8:26 pm

aww no. poor rose. i’m sorry she’s gone. i’ve got an umbrella plant too, and she hasnt got a name (maybe she should, assuming she’s a she) but she once got infected with aphids all over her on every single leaf, however i managed to get a plant spray from the garden centre, and she eventually fully revived. i find some plants seem to live & others seem to die, i treat them all the same & yet some thrive whilst others perish or suffer aphids :-( it’s a sad state of affairs when you do lose one though. i think there’s nothing more you could’ve done for poor rose. will you get another umbrella plant? X ps. i like you new look site.

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Beckie August 6, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Janine! I think I’ll take a break from the umbrella’s, I’ve got my eye on something fern-y. I seem to do ok with those.

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