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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Where do plants go when they become too ill to survive, or just die? Do you think there is a plant heaven?

My houseplants are my pets. I coddle them and worry when they aren't doing well. but sometimes no matter what I do they just fail to thrive. 

That is what happened with these two.

The one on the right I have had for a couple of years. Not sure what it is. It was pretty when I first got it, but gradually it has been losing all of its leaves. I'm tired of looking at it so it is going to that mythical heaven.

The plant on the left, a dieffenbachia (dumb cane), is one of two that I purchased in July. For some reason no matter what I have done it just isn't happy. I have decided to give its pot to another plant, and I have potted it in a smaller pot, cut off all of its dying leaves, and placed it closer to a window. Fingers are crossed. 

I bought two new plants last week.

The schefflera plant has taken up residence in the pot that the dieffenenbachia was in. I like the fact that scheffleras grow pretty quickly and are easy to care for. 

I also bought a basil plant. The basil plant that I had in my garden did not do well. The woman who has the garden patch next to mine and has several herb plants said her basil died as well. I do like having one inside during the colder months. It smells good and I love it on my pasta. 

I said a sad farewell to one of my plants, but there are plenty more to keep me busy in my little home.


  1. So the other dieffenbachia is okay? I haven't had one of those for years. Poisonous to pets. I don't let mine look bad for long. I toss it if it doesn't improve after coddling a bit. I had basil freely coming up everywhere.

  2. Sorry about your sweet plant. Hope you can figure out something to help it. Maybe call a local nursery and describe to them what is going on and see if they can tell you what to do with it to make it better. Happy New Week.

  3. I always grow basil, but this year my patch outside didn't do well at all. Oh well.... best of luck with the rest of your plants

  4. It happens to all of us...maybe the wrong plant choice. My basil has done so well on my deck...I'd love to hve some indoors, too!


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