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
I am so happy each year that my "Disney Land Rose Bush" blooms.
My sister and brother in law gave us this Rose bush about eight years ago and it still flowers every year
I know... I have blogged about my bush before but I really LOVE IT
I love the large blooms
I love the way it changes color
OH! Look what I found...
In years past I have had a problem with aphids
But not this year thanks to this sweet little man