Living and loving life with a little blogging on the side!
Plants Revamped part 2
Oh this plant has taken my heart! After moving to Nevada... Well no even before moving to Nevada I had been neglecting this poor plant due to events in my life. But in spite of my neglect it has hung on to life
It's pot is falling apart and will not be safe much longer. I will have to replace it this next spring before it crumbles all together.
This plant is so starved for water that it has sent out these hair roots looking for any water it can find any where. (sorry about my large thumb in the way lol)
All over the plant is trying to grow these little buds and I think that since all the branches are dry and brittle its drinking its own liquid to stay alive. Well I don't know if that is true or not but it seems that way
When I pulled the plant out of the pot I found this... It is hard pan clay dry as the desert and hard as a brick
I tried to smash, crush and pull it apart and it did not budge, I had to use a knife and water to dissolve the clay
Here is a close up of the small hair like roots that have turned from hair to small twigs in an attempt to get water.
Well I doctored it up as good as I could and now its time to nurture all these plants after years of neglect. This last one being neglected the most. I remember one day thinking that I would just let it die because I was dealing with my grief... When it survived the summer and winter and then the next spring I knew that I had to save it so I brought it with me here
I kept some extra branches in a cup of water just in case I shocked the plant too much and it dies. I sure hope it makes it after surviving five years of neglect I feel I owe it to this survivor!
So I was reading a blog by Then she made and found this really cool way to make a soup storage can holder so I thought that I would try it myself so I start with a box like this then I cut the end off of my box because my pantry doors would not close because the box was too long then I taped the end I just cut off back to the place i just cut it off of but I tucked in the ends then I cut half way down the place I just taped to make a hole that I can pull the cans from when I need one Here is the finished end of one side next on the opposite side I cut a hole in the top so that I can add new cans to the back as I buy them that way I always use the oldest first next I took scrapbook paper and covered the box
I used this spray adhesive only because I love it! rubber cement will work just fine or what ever glue you wish
and here is my finished product! Woo Hoo I did this in only one hour! not bad I am quite happy with it. see how it works.....cans in back and pull out the front
Looking through the pictures I have taken over the last year I came across a screen shot message from my son that he sent me on Christmas day 2015. It brought back tears as it did the day he sent it. Somehow I managed raise a beautiful young man in spite of all my short comings as a parent. I miss the opportunity of seeing you sweet pea but I am very grateful that we can talk everyday.
# 739 Appreciation given by a thankful child
Dec 25 2015
As I sit here and eat my breakfast on Christmas morning, I want you to know that I am filled with joyful memories of my childhood. I am truly blessed to have the parents that I have. I know that you guys always did everything you could do for us kids, and the memories you helped create for me will stay with me forever. Although it's sad I don't get to see you and give you a hug today, you and dad are in my thoughts and heart. Merry Christmas mom and dad and know that I love you very much.