I'm feeling a little disconnected from my garden. I thought about making a new vase, for Monday, but then couldn't think of a single thing I was excited to work with. Going out and searching for something to cut just sounded like an exercise in frustration and sadness. As I mentioned last week there are many things that lost their battle with our extreme winter and are just now starting to show the signs.
Resigned that I wouldn't be participating this week, I went out to take care of something unrelated and noticed a broken Schefflrea leaf, and another, and another...so of course I picked them up.
Walking back into the house I was thinking about this Fatshedera leaf that's been in a vase since last summer.
I finally pulled it out one day and was surprised to find roots. Roots growing out of the leaf axil (yikes, I hope I'm using the right term...you know, that "collar" where the leaf attaches to the stem?). I wonder if I might get one of the Schefflera leaves to do the same?
My leaf bounty...
I think most of these fell because of the ice, or a combination of the wind and ice. The plants themselves look fine. This one is Schefflera taiwaniana...
And another S. brevipedunculata, these are always a combination of larger upper leaves with a secondary row at the bottom, the numbers in each position are highly variable.
I admired them all laid out on the floor and knew putting them in a vase would cause them to become a jumble of green. Impossible to appreciate their unique, yet similar, shapes. Ah...what if the vase joined them on the floor?
I went looking and couldn't believe I still had this metal "vase"...
It hails from my retail days, a purchase from a shop I worked at years ago. Once loved, it became relegated to a storage shelf in the basement. Andrew thought it hideous, and yet I wasn't ready to give it up. Oh the compromises we make when cohabitation occurs!
I did eventually put these all in another vase, with water. The possibility of roots (and a new baby Schefflera?) was just to intriguing to pass up.
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