Under the magnifying glass: “Plant sitting” (update)

Originally published July 11th, 2016. Revised while watching the Olympics (in my rear view mirror).

A CARE resident is on vacation and asked me to “care” for his plants. Early the morning of July eleventh (6:15 AM), I watered the plants in his yard. His “house” plants were already in my custody. Not in the instructions, unscheduled, I brought the hanging baskets back to my yard. They were “bone dry” so I gave them a soaking. I need (needed) to do some Internet searches to become familiar with several of the plants. Maybe I can (could) revive them?? The African Violet is a challenge; I know nothing about them!!

Plant sitting hanging baskets

Hanging baskets

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Hanging basket close-up

Hanging baskets against sky line

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African Violets

African Violets

Plant sitter of two plants

Evergreen in George's yard

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Two Boston Ferns

Boston Fern in dishpan

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Magnifying glass with human hand“Plant sitting” has been a volunteer task the past couple of years. Last Winter I sheltered a Begonia from freezing temperature. It was my opinion the plant needed trimming. I did… and stuck the cuttings into planters. They are doing well and will eventually go to our Thrift ‘n Gift Shop, for sale.

Begonia in December 2015

Begonia "slips"

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A Christmas Cactus was nurtured and thrived. See November 2015 pictures. ~~ Other plants given tender loving care.

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George's plants ready for movePostscript, Aug. 8, 2016: At 6:15 AM, I walked the football-field-length to CARE neighbor’s yard–planning to water his plants. “He’s home!” ~~ So his houseplants were moved to the patio and are ready and waiting….

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