I’ll Let You Know How It All Turns Out

So…my cutting from Aunt Winnie’s gardenia bush, of which I proudly blogged here, is now this discouraging stick.

And this morning we found our dear Elvira flopping down with an injured right leg. She seems to be in the same condition as happened to our precious Princess Puny when Puny was only a week old.

Here is what I have done:

Right beside my little stick of Aunt Winnie’s gardenia, I have placed this pot of a successfully rooted cutting from one of my own gardenia bushes. I thought it might encourage the stick. It does encourage me. Plan B will be to send for another cutting in the spring and try again.

Those of you who follow this blog may remembering our little Princess Puny, who at just over a week had an injured leg, hip, something that had her flopped over. This little photo is of when she could stand but not walk.

I went out and took a photo of Princes Puny now to remind me of miraculous recovery. 

I am deliberately expecting the best on both counts. I’ll let you know how it all turns out.

It’s a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it. ~ W. Somerset Maugham

7 thoughts on “I’ll Let You Know How It All Turns Out

    • Sue–Thank you so much for your prayers and Reiki energy blessing. Elvira seems to be hovering, not getting better, not getting worse. The plant, however, is a stick. I have not thrown it out yet. 🙂


  1. Hi CurtissAnn,

    I know you’ve probably looked all this info up, but I found this article that might help with your gardenia problem – http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/flower/propagating-gardenias.htm

    Also, your soil looked a little …erhmmm … soupy?

    I’ve propogated roses, and I put my starter twigs in a giant ziplock bag and misted them everyday and had them in dappled sunlight – not too shady, not too sunny – and they did pretty good, and these were roses that I rustled from Alabama cemetaries – 🙂 Yep, I’m a rose rustler!

    Anyway, good luck with your flowder (as my little neighbor calles my plants) and your chickie!

    Hugs and love to you!



    • Thanks, Tammy, for your prayers. I thought to lay hands on her and pray. 🙂 We have put her ‘infirmary’ cage outside on the grass in the shade. We have visiting family and for a while we all sat around the cage, chatting. Too funny! Her behavior seems the exact replica as what Puny suffered as a chick, thus my hope remains high.


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