Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Do You Prune?

Every spring, we put our house plants outside for the summer and they flourish. I'd never put a house plant in the direct sun for fear that it would burn up unless its one of my cactus's.

My Mom and Dad gave me this houseplant some 20 years ago, it was too big for their place and were going to throw it away. It's been repotted & pruned several times and gets pretty sickly looking in the winter time. But in the summer - it turns into the most amazing plant I've ever had. So this year, I might have gotten a little out of control with the pruners....

Here's what it looks like now...

Pretty sad, isn't it? I'll have to post a picture in Sept/Oct and show (cross my fingers) what it transformed into.

My DH rolls his eyes when I mention that someone needs to trim up their landscaping. What's with the people that never maintain their landscaping and it becomes a jungle?

Anyway, cross your fingers that I didn't do more damage than this plant can handle. I wonder, the plant and I have been together for 20+ years and I haven't named it...any ideas? I'm thinking it must be a female plant - it's hardy and never gives up.


Glenda/MidSouth said...

I have had plants like that before - some seem to survive my neglect and abuse. :-)
I just noticed - you got your picture centered. How did you work it out?
I want to make more changes on my blog, but have not taken the time.

Neabear said...

I hope your plant looks the way you want it to eventually. Yes, I say give your plant a female name. LOL!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Glad you got it worked out! Pretty picture. When it comes to comp. stuff - No I am not smart. I struggle with this stuff. I just kept experimenting til figured out what the problem was.


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