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Orphans of the Corporate World, Part 2

Category: The back yard | Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:47 pm

Smothered by Kindness

The long well lit hallway had many offices, lots of people and lots of plants. The office at the end of the hall was occupied by the executive assistant, her boss and several happy plants. As the plants grew so too the need for more office equipment. One day a large green plant found itself on a window sill outside the assistant's office. This was O.K. since the regular watering and feeding schedule was not interrupted and it sat next to a nice large window. Many people walked by and enjoyed the green plant and life was great. Until, one day the assistant walked out of her office with a plant, a bag and a box. The next day was a repeat of the first, a plant and two boxes. Soon there were no plants in the office. The assistant did not return and the plant did not receive its usual watering. The lights in the office remained off but someone did water the plant. The next day someone else watered the plant...glug. Now the abandoned plant was being watered several times a week. And the plant started to loose its color, too much water by too many kind people. Finally a sign was put on the plant and the watering slowed down, the sign said "Water me only on Wednesdays" The pale green plant never returned to its former self. Maybe, someday, if people remember only Wednesdays. As someone was leaving on his last day with the company he took a cutting of the pale green plant.

Now the color has returned to the new leaves of the plant rooted from the cutting . It sits in a new pot, in a new window, in a new happy home. See picture

A new beginning ( photo / image / picture from Jerry Sullivan's Garden )

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eileen wrote on Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:23 pm:

It sounds as though you're a one man plant rescuer Jerry!! A great way to get free plants that you know will be properly cared for.


daisybeans wrote on Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:28 pm:

These are kind of sweet stories Jerry Sullivan. Plants have feelings too!


SongofJoy57 wrote on Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:57 am:

That is such a nice plant story with a happy ending with a fresh new start, and such a lovely picture also! =)

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