Behold! All Things Are New!

April 4, 2010 · 2 comments

I love to garden, but despite my best intentions, I have a hard time keeping plants indoors.

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Eventually, inevitably, I find myself releasing the delusion that of my own effort, I control life.

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The evidence is incontrovertible: dead limbs, discarded leaves that had held such promise, false starts…

All that’s left to do is to confess I cannot to this thing on my own, and put the plant out where the rain falls as it will, and the sun either shines or it doesn’t.

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And then… L’chaim!!

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Words cannot express my delight when I see new life where once I saw only my own failure.

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A simple reminder that it is by grace we are saved, not by works, lest any man should boast.

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Sandi Fentiman April 6, 2010 at 12:05 pm

Kas: Take the foil paper off. It’s more than likely that the sun was bouncing off the silver part of the foil and heating the plant up; along with the room heat. And all plants need proper drainage. You can usually get plastic dishes/saucers to go under the pot to catch the drip. Look at the tags that usually come with most plants. They should tell you how much plant that plant should get. A lot of plants will cycle through their leaves or blossoms. Pretty tea rose you have.

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Debra April 6, 2010 at 10:09 am

🙂 Beautiful…I too have a hard time keeping plants alive in the house…I do love to garden though, more in my adult years and living with a wonderfully talented hordiculturalist… I guess that’s my ace in the hole. 🙂

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