We have had a few beautiful days here in New England but changes are coming. So as I watched the Boston Red Sox play their way into another World’s Series I made lists of things that needed to be done around here. I worked at planting my two huge Mums from the garden club sale, they are the hardy type so with any luck they will rest in the winter and be in bloom for next fall. Lawn mower was placed in the barn and snow blower brought up to the shed. You know regular stuff all homeowner must do unless they have a handyman yes my man is handy but you know the kind I am taking about.
So as I checked off each item I had on my list, I came to my Monstrous Spider Plant. There was no way I could bring it in for another year like it was. It is in full bloom, mid October in New Hampshire, oh how she loves the outdoors. Well I am sure it will go into shock and I also hope they all make it. There is nothing like having a living plant in each and every room.
So JT and I headed over to our local Wal-Mart so I could by some potting soil. I picked up six bags, yes it would take at least that to begin the task at hand. We headed home and I played with her for 15 minutes and then I began.
I usually make up my own mix but this will have to do, with shoulder pain there will be no stirring dirt for me .
This is worse than I thought, as this is a huge flower-pot.
See what I mean.
I really do not know how it could be so gorgeous with so many flowers and babies, this is crazy look at those roots!
They must love being root bound like this.
Much different tools used in this mayhem.
OH yes it was bad.
Lots of the Mother plants babies came of the plant
and would need to go into water or straight into new soil.
The last of them are potted up. I extra-large pot, two large ones and three medium ones.
So my yard and home plants have been cared for, tools put away that I use spring, summer and fall.
I said a little prayer for them to all make it through till spring, when they will be placed outside to soak in the sunshine and drink in the rains.
Let this be a reminder to knock your plants from their pots loosen up the old soil if you can get away with new soil added and you will not have Botany Mayhem occur at your place.
LOVE YOUR LIVING THINGS as much as you do your silly things.
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We have deer to keep or plants trimmed. 🙂 In theory, they leave the mums alone. Ha! peggy goes out and has long discussions with the deer over their behavior. They listen attentively, and then go back to grazing. –Curt
Amazing roots. Hope the babies settle into their pots well! 😉
Thanks me too I was floored to see gow it had taken over in it’s pot 😦
I’m soon to head back to Houston so I will be depending on you to hear all things new England.
Will do 🙂 Safe travels!
Yep, needed a repot. Mom will be proud of her babies going out on their own.
They will enjoy their new digs and grow crazy all over again for you!
Fingers crossed that they won’t mind being stuck in the house with me all winter 🙂
Hi Eunice, Yes ! its time now for attending to those plants. I like spider plants and have usually grown them in hanging baskets so that the new shoots hang over the basket. They look quite impressive that way. You have spurred me on to go get one again. Great Photo’s.
Thanks Rita when they come in all but two are hung that way 🙂 one is too heavy and one sits beside me on my desk 🙂
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