Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A Potted Remembrance

Meet Mrs. G, yes she was a bit prickly but a good woman. She was my mother-in-law. One day I was admiring this cactus in her window when she asked me if I'd like to have it. I took it as an honor that she would bestow one of her plants to me and immediately said yes. This is a plant which can survive through several generations even through cuttings. I will always have this plant to remember her by and to pass on.

Here's another remembrance plant I received from a friend at church, an Aloe. Her name was Marie, she was quiet and kind and she gave me this one day hoping I'd enjoy it, I do.

This is from my friend Jean. I'm not counting Jean out yet! She's still very alive. She shared this Jade plant with me which also is easy to root and have for a long time. This plant will always remind me of how much Jean and her husband did for us and our friendship.

Last but not least, this is my mom's Christmas cactus. Mind you, this plant should be dead, it was the last surviving house plant my mom left behind when she went back to live in England. Should I tell you who neglected it. Well I had moved out of the family house by then and the only one left was my little sister. Anyway, I saved it's life and now it's a remembrance of our old house and my mom. Again I can make cuttings and share it and always have this plant. I don't know if my sister is any better at house plants but she does have a nice outdoor garden!

All these plants are easy care and easy share. It's another way that we can keep the people we love around us always.


  1. I am unable to keep a plant alive for that long. That Christmas cactus, that's decades old! Don't little boys come and chop the ends off your aloe with scissors? You have mad houseplant skills.

  2. AnonymousJune 24, 2010

    Didn't mom start her Christmas cactus from Grandmom's plant? As for your other comments I will gracefully ignore them : )