I’ve enjoyed reading Fondles post about her plants and the many she's rescued. I’m not a big plant person but I am fond of Jade plants. My aunt had a beautiful one that I always admired. I wish I’d told her how much I admired it because she gave it away when she found out she was dying. As we were cleaning out her house, I found another Jade back in one of the bedrooms. I have no doubt it was one she had started from her big one. I brought it home with me.
That happened thirty-three years ago. I still have the plant and I’ve started countless babies from it and shared them with all my family when they come to the reunions.
But…late last year, fall or early winter I wasn’t paying close attention to the weather reports and I left my beloved plant out to freeze. It was pretty bad.
There was serious damage to the big plant and my favorite ‘baby’ looked horrible. I gave them a day or two and then I cut away the damaged parts. As you can see it looked like hell.
I had little hope for the baby but the big plant, while damaged, still had plenty of life.
But just look...