Sunday, December 11, 2011

My little victories.

I try and count all my victories and successes in my life - no matter how small. I present my littlest victory this week - I got my mother's gardenia to rebloom! Earlier this summer, she gave me this plant and within a month all the leaves started turning yellow and falling off and little white capsules infested all the leaves and stems. I was disheartened. I thought the plant was on it's way the compost bin. I learned that gardenias are difficult indoor plants and that they are often thrown away after their initial blooms fade, but I persevered! I rescued it and now I have one beautiful bloom which  fills the foyer with a wonderful smell. Now my goal it to try and keep it alive until spring when I can put it outside on the porch again. It will be tough, we don't get enough light in the house - but I'll keep my fingers crossed.
 
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3 comments:

Rena said...

Great! That is a good work and keep it up. The plant looks very health and flower is very nice too.

Rena said...

Great! That is a good work and keep it up. The plant looks very health and flower is very nice too.

sherah said...

My mom smelled like jungle gardenia my whole life. Good job Doris.