30 July 2010

Green Fingers

Lately I've been sharing some of the darker and more serious things in my life, so for a change I thought I'd share something I'm quite pleased with.

I've never been brilliant with plants. I usually end up with stringy, sickly looking things, which while alive can't really be displayed. Several months ago Mr Goldfish bought me a pretty white Orchid as a present. After the flowers bloomed, the stalks withered right back and I worried that I'd killed the poor thing. I hid it in a back room and forgot about it for several weeks. I felt quite guilty when I found it again, so set myself to nursing it back to life.
I'm thrilled to say I've been successful, and here's the proof.

Orchid

Orchid

Orchid

But that wasn't my only success! About a month ago a Friend brought some small aloe plants to meeting, looking for a good home. I took two of the brown sickly looking plants and set them on the window sill. Some gentle watering later and I've got lovely lush greens and loads of sprouts around the edges! My only problem is that I don't know what to do with them now.
Do any of you green fingered souls have a suggestion?

aloe plants