Frickin’ Bonehead

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  1. Sjoerd

    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    You may recall that I removed babies from a thick Chlorophyum, let them rorm roots and then I potted them on into their own small pots. They have been coming along quite well this summer.

    Well, we had two rainy days last week and we did house chores. During the course of this boundlessly enjoyable exercise, I managed to sweep one of the little plantlets off the reading table. The table stands before the window, and I was shifting it in order to wash the windows.

    I heard a “bonk”, looked down behind me and saw one of my little plantlets lying face-down on the floor. An expletive escaped. Here is a pic of the sad little guy:
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    To put it in perspective, with it’s sister:
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    Yeah, it is nice and flat now, it should have been more erect, like it’s neighbour. Tch. Feel free to just call me a careless bonehead.
     
  2. Zigs

    Zigs In Flower

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    Easily done :rolleyes:

    I'm sure he'll pick up :D
     
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    Butter fingers ;)
     
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    Awwwww. I'm sorry. But golly Sjoerd, you are hard on yourself. Easy there big fella.:stew1: We can be our own worst critic at times.

    I have a member of that plant family that gets jostled about quite a bit. In my experience the broken leaves won't recover very well, but if you clip them off the plant will perk up shortly and put its effort into growing new leaves instead of mending the injured ones.

    I will look forward to seeing your little friend in a month. I bet it will have forgiven you and put it's best leaf forward.

    Now to forgive yourself eh?.... (clipping the broken leaves also hides the constant reminder. :rolleyes::flower:)
     



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  5. Jerry Sullivan

    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    The Plant will soon let you know which leaves will not recover. Being a sturdy species it will forgive you and continue to grow. Next year this time you will never know it happened. It may, however, be jealous of it's upright sibling for awhile. May I suggest that you do not have an encore performance.:eek:

    Jerry
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Thank you all for your kind words everyone. I am by nature an optimist, so I expecting this mistreated thing to go ahead and recoup its losses. Until it does, I am going to continue feeling sorry for myself. I just despise doing dumb and careless things.

    Mel, I do plan to do some clipping when the non-survivors give me an indication. I have; in fact, already excised a coupla bits.

    You know, the growing point— the growing point is damaged, but I think it may well function. It is all too soon to tell, but, I do have great hopes, as I said.
     
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    Melody Mc. In Flower

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    Maybe it will Make Like a Tree and make a new top? ( :rolleyes::rolleyes: Optomism is my middle name.) That's what happens here when the tree tops break off...a branch takes on the new job. I realize plants are different...but one can hope :)

    You're certainly entitled to a long warm stay in the pity pool. It's a good place to hang out sometimes. Just be kind to yourself friend. You already wear a cape covered in a pattern of vegetables and compost ( lovely image) in my eyes...a little blunder just makes you a human bean. :) The musical fruit!
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I've done similar things with some of my house plants and I'm glad to say they are a lot tougher than you'd expect. I'm sure the little fellow will soon become as big a delight for you as his sibling.
     
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    Dirtmechanic Young Pine

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    Bonehead! You know I cannot miss a freebie! Still, I have done worse!
     
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    Don't feel so bad Sjoerd, it happens. I am sure with your TLC (tender loving care) it will be beautiful again in no time. :D
     
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    Ahhh Farmer friend, your tenderness with the Bees excuses your accidental injury to the dear little plant. All will be forgiven and you can make it up with the little guy by singing to it tenderly.
     
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    Chuckle Mel. You have a way with words. Your prediction came true—it is forming a new top !
    Ta for the encouraging words.

    Thanks Eileen. I sure hope so. I am rather fond of this type of Chlorophytum.

    I’m with you on freebies, mate. Go for it.

    Thanks KK. I have been babying it to embarrassing ends. It is making an improvement.

    GP— I have been doing all manner of things to encourage my mistreated friend to recover. Singing may help, I am doing that as well. The CO2 from my breath nay be welcome. ;)

    Here is the wounded house companion this morning:
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    The growing point is rising like a veritable phoenix. Well done you, plant!
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Amazing what powers of recovery some plants have isn't it?
     
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    Sjeord it didn't look too bad and it will soon recover, as it has.
     
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    Eileen…I am in awe of the powers and capabilities of Mother Nature and her kingdom members.

    Loggie, I appreciate your positive comforts.
     
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