Daily Delight: Gifted Plants

If you’ve been around here for a while, you know that I have rich history with plants. They bring me so much joy! I wrote many posts on the topic, (here, here, and here) but I’ve never mentioned gifted plants. When Malcolm and I first moved into our house, we hosted a housewarming party. When people asked me what I need for the house, I always answered “plants!”. Friends and family also brought me a lot of plants when I was sick (which, I won’t lie, some of them died because I was too sick to care for them properly. I lost a beautiful cactus that I still think about to this day, almost three years later. His name was Oscar). When my first born animal, Simone, died in 2020, my dear friend brought a sun-loving succulent to me with a handwritten note that read “For Simone who loved the sun also.” Every time I water these plants, I feel the warmth of my friends and family’s love. I remember Simone laying outside in the sun every chance she got. I remember my loved ones visiting me in the hospital. I remember my community and how lucky I am to have such a community of kind-hearted, generous souls. My people rock, y’all!

I also enjoy gifting plants myself. I have a huge variegated spider plant that produces so many babies, I have a hard time keeping up with them. I propagate those, put them in glass bottles, and give them out whenever I have a chance. They are a hardy breed, so they can withstand almost any environment. I just love those little guys. I cannot wait until my Monstera and Fiddle Leaf Fig are big enough that I can propagate those as well!

What’s delighted you lately?

xMae

5 thoughts on “Daily Delight: Gifted Plants

  1. Mary brundage

    Hi Sweetie, I just came from Lowe’s. I bought 1 white with a pink center Peonies and 2 pink Hydrangeas. I plan to plant them tomorrow. I would love to share some of my Peonies with you when you come to Texas this summer. Years ago when, my children were very small, my Grandfather gave me Roots from his bushes. I have since planted them in every place I have lived. I planted several at my daughter’s house and took roots from there and relocated them in my home in Texas. Enjoy your plants they will keep you company and brighten your day. Love you, Grandmother. Oh, I about forgot to ask if you would like to have some of Poppie’s car tools?

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    1. Mae Goes West

      The fuschia peonies at our house are just beginning to grow after I cut them back in early Spring. The gardening season seems to keep being pushed back and back, so I’m trying to keep up with it.

      I would love to have Poppie’s car tools! Thank you for thinking of me. I love you so much!

    1. Mae Goes West

      Aren’t they the best? I’ve found that talking to/playing music for them strengthens my connection to them. Thank you so much for reading!

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