Friday, July 17, 2009

Update on Jades

I was asked to give an update on my jade plants. I guess the grim news is that I expect all of them to die before the year is over. Why such a harsh prediction? Most of the little ones are long gone. The larger ones are still losing branches over time and none of them are thriving. They grew a couple small leaves but then sit around...

I guess the winter shocked them so much that they're not recovering. I guess somewhere inside of me, I'll be somewhat relieved to deal with whatever handful that survives and thrives rather than sit around and stare at a table of jade plants that look so miserable while they're on their way out.

I was encouraged to make a couple clippings but the clippings immediately shriveled before they ever had a chance to do anything.