Saturday, 14 April 2018
Saturday Photo: Trying to Get a Jade Plant to Bloom in a Difficult World
Thalassa Cruso in her classic guide to indoor gardening, Making Things Grow, talks about hers rewarding her with fragrant flowers every spring. My mother--never much of a gardener--had big one that bloomed occasionally when I was a kid in San Diego. But I've never got a flower.
Apparently the plant is a native to a coastal Mediterranean-type climate, so I'm trying to imitate the conditions. It's not easy, as you can see in the photo which shows the snow outside. But I'll keep trying.
Of course, it's an insignificant challenge considered against the problems of the world. But sometimes finding solutions to small things gives one the energy to go to bigger ones...
Posted by Mary Soderstrom