i dropped it!!!!!!

pumpkineater2December 16, 2013

How could I have been so careless? It was like I just threw it on the floor on purpose. TWICE IN FIVE MINUTES!!!!!!! I was Just admiring how flawless and symmetrical it was when I decided to take it to the bathroom to water it and all of a sudden everything is strewn across the floor! And then I dropped it again!!! I could just cry.

Jason

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pumpkineater2

Where it all happened:

    Bookmark   December 16, 2013 at 5:35PM
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pumpkineater2

OH THE CARNAGE!!!

    Bookmark   December 16, 2013 at 5:37PM
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pumpkineater2

But look on the bright side:

    Bookmark   December 16, 2013 at 5:39PM
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froeschli

Clumsy day? I have those too!
At least you may get a few plantlets from the mishap :-)

    Bookmark   December 16, 2013 at 10:45PM
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Linda

It looks as though you are making lemonade from your lemons.

Good for you!

Linda

    Bookmark   December 16, 2013 at 11:34PM
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perle_de_or(Zone 7)

I just did the same thing this morning, and its not the first time. I only lost one bloom today though, and the plant shows no real damage after repotting. But I have had my share of total disasters too. Love your cool attitude about it!

    Bookmark   December 17, 2013 at 10:42AM
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fortyseven_gw

Thanks for posting the photo series, no doubt, it speaks for many of us.
Joanne

    Bookmark   December 17, 2013 at 12:50PM
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susan_kc(7b)

I recently dropped one of mine too and it looks much like yours--all the leaves on one side just gone. :( But thankfully it will sort itself out given enough time! It's heartbreaking though, especially when you've got a nice symmetrical plant going.

    Bookmark   December 17, 2013 at 8:54PM
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catseye_1978

Hahahaahaha!!! I have done this several times. I have a few totally lopsided plants. Plus my cat tries to

MUUUUURRRRDER

my plants on a regular basis.

Two mornings ago, at 5:30am, my phone alarm went off, and while I was trying to hit snooze, I managed to knock over a whole container filled with rooted cuttings and babies. Dirt everywhere, cat hair in everything, totally healthy babies, now ugly and filthy, but amazingly, still healthy!

Must tend to the mess soon....

Have a great day! Thanks for making me laugh!

Jessica

    Bookmark   March 11, 2014 at 3:19PM
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pumpkineater2

This is how the same plant looks now. Thankfully it has made a full and speedy recovery and is even starting to flower!

    Bookmark   March 11, 2014 at 9:45PM
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pumpkineater2

Here's the first flower, if anyone is interested:

    Bookmark   March 11, 2014 at 9:48PM
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catseye_1978

Lovely!

    Bookmark   March 11, 2014 at 10:32PM
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fortyseven_gw

Pumpkin,
Great job! Updates are great. Is that our friend Optimara Rita, by any chance?
Joanne

    Bookmark   March 11, 2014 at 11:44PM
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pumpkineater2

Joanne, Thank you!
I'm not quite sure about the ID, the flowers do look like Optimara Rita but the leaves on mine are more frilled. I'm pretty sure that it has to be either Optimara Rita, Optimara Anika, Or Optimara Degas.
The first time it bloomed for me, the very first flower to open was 100% purple/pink but then as time went on, I started to see more and more white, and now it is mostly white.

Jason

    Bookmark   March 12, 2014 at 1:42AM
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fortyseven_gw

Hi Jason
I have one similar that is in the second blooming and is almost all white this time, too.
Joanne

    Bookmark   March 12, 2014 at 1:19PM
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