Back in the Spring, as you know, Alva was taken out of the closet, given water and placed in front of an window facing East. She grew, just like she has for all the years (12) I've had her. This year, now that it is September, I have having a hard time putting her to sleep.
How do you put something to sleep that is so beautiful?
I mean really...how can I stop watering Alva, let her die back and put her in her cardboard box in the dark closet?
You can see why I'm having a hard time, right?
Of course, I still have no idea exactly what Alva is. This year I came close though. It was when one of my neighbors was moving into their new house that she touched base with me and asked if I would take a few of her houseplants. It seems I have become like the ASPCA but for plants...ASPCP because I took in an enormous Jasmine, an Oxyallis, a Maidenhair Fern, and a Hoya.
Years ago, she owned a nursery. As she examined Alva and asked a few questions, I thought I was close to getting the answer. Then she said, "When it's time to put her to sleep, give me a piece. She's beautiful."
just seeing, saying, and sharing...
Soon To Be Sleeping Beauty
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