Sunday, January 22, 2006

Chlorophytum comosum

The flurry of travel has ceased and I am back to a winter’s life. Houseplants and amaryllis will have to fill my days until the seeds start to arrive. Today I tended to a collection of spider plants. These are all descended from a piece of my wedding bouquet. My sister found the baby spider on the church floor more years ago than I want to admit and put it in a pot and gave it to me for Christmas. I have nurtured it with care and have given away its progeny as engagement gifts over the years. It is wonderful to be able to give away growing things.

The “mother plant” is pot bound now and I’m not sure I want to have it in a bigger pot. Perhaps this spring I will try to divide it.

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