The Lesson: Check Twice before Throwing It Out

pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)July 16, 2012

Hi All,

So I was rooting a Sans. leaf, for a longggggggtime & got curious, pulled the leaf out & it was a goner so I tossed it. I put the pot back w/out looking further & thought Oh Well.

A month or so later, I picked up the pot to plant something else in it & found this:

It seems there was still a rhizome in the pot & these are baby Sans. starting to pop up (that's all that was in that pot). I'll post further as they develop; fun accident.

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Did something similar with an outdoor plant that was dormant the other day. I don't know what I was thinking. I didn't even check since it lost its leaves the moment I planted it 3 months ago. Tricodesma scottii. It looked just like brown twigs sticking out of the ground so I yanked it out and started beating on the rootball to break up some of the soil before I tossed it and only then did I realize there were young dormant leaves and one of the stems was still green inside.

So dumb. I put it back in the ground but we'll see if it recovers from the indignity I put it through.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2012 at 7:29AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

That's so cool! I see 3 pups! You must be pretty excited about that. They sure are cute.

Don't know if you remember seeing one of my pots of Sans with a Dief in its' pot, but I literally yanked the Dief out of that pot a few weeks ago and although hardly any roots came with it, it's doing well in its' own little pot. AND I noticed more Dief sprouting in the Sans yesterday. Some plants really want to live.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2012 at 4:01PM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Yeah Clematis, the things we do to these plants, huh? Here's hoping yours recovers.

Hi Purple,

Yes, I did see your post about the the Dief w/ Sans. pot, they sure are determined. As I said in my other post about this (at Sans. forum, I think)

"These plants are so determined to live NO MATTER WHAT!!!"

Can't wait for these little things to get a big bigger, you're right, they're gonna be soooo cute! Don't I sound like a proud mother?

    Bookmark   July 17, 2012 at 8:09PM
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Just one of the serendipitous occurrences that make gardening so special. Congratulations, Karen.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2012 at 10:18AM
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Plants are amazingly resilient. It is so hard to throw out even the smallest plant.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2012 at 3:02PM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Yes, thanks Marguerite, they really are pretty amazing these plants.

I'm misting them every few days as it's been super hot in NYC lately, 100 degrees 2 days ago & I have no AC. I don't want them to get dried out, which I've had happen w/ some seedlings in these weather extreme.

I hope Norma sees this, she'd be delighted & I'm quick to say it was one of her suggestions, even if I didn't do it deliberately.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2012 at 6:30PM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

So I took more pix in btwn but forgot to upload them. Here's what it's looking like these days, pix from last week.

a bit closer

Check out the great looking roots at base of largest pup.

Here's to you Norma, for egging me on so... ;>)

I'm watering frequently & misting every 3rd day of so, lest it dry out. It's still pretty hot here in NYC.

    Bookmark   September 20, 2012 at 7:17PM
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