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