Thursday, July 14, 2016

Some things are not as they appear

I use to have this plant years ago when we lived on Buckingham back in the 1980s. I thought it 
was a feisty little thing because the flowers stayed in bloom all year round. Even after all the 
green leaves died those tiny little purple flowers would stay bloomed and fresh. 
So I didn’t dare quit watering it. 
I knew so little about plants back then (and I was too busy having and raising babies)
...that I was pleased I had kept those flowers alive. 

I don’t remember what brought it on, but one day….many many months after the leaves had 
died, I finally noticed the little purple flowers were fake! I had no idea. I didn't have much time to
think back in the 80s apparently.  Not sure, but that purple flowered plant went in the garbage
immediately at that moment.


 I was just thinking about that little plant on Buckingham as I look at all the plants I have now, 
and how soon they will be moved from Filbert Avenue to Maine Avenue.

3 comments:

Scrapally said...

that is a great story! Fake plants are the only kind I can grow ha ha. Your plants probably love your atmosphere so much!

Anonymous said...

That is so funny! Well, evidently you have developed a green thumb since then. Your houseplants look great!
darlene

Anonymous said...

Your plants are just lovely! They look very healthy and full of life. A big smile about the little purple flowers. Ok, i giggled too.
pjc