Sometimes, its easier to just let go...
But I somehow just can't. Its too special, even though it doesn't look any sepcial. I still love it. I want it to grow. I want it nourished. Its a challenge.
Three weeks ago, a dear elderly lady gave me a plant. An herb. I already have it in my garden, in bushes. (Pic above) And I also have another potful. There is plenty. Too much for my own personal use. But I like this one.
When I got it, the leaves are big and healthy. Mine, maybe because of abundance, is getting smaller. I want it to be big, but I procastinate in nourishing it with fertilisers. I still am... .. Soon...!
I was happy to receive it. I place the pot in my frontyard, under the palm tree. I intend to find a better place for it and maintain its beautiful healthy state. Because its a gift.
Its not a new plant, I gathered. There are old twigs, and new branches sprouted from it. Sentimental value. So the challenge level is increasing.
However, last week, it was dying! Oh my gosh! I must have been neglecting it!
So during the weekened, I made a resolutuion to save the plant. I cut off the dying twigs, and leave those with some green leaves on. Then I took off the dired leaves from the remaining twigs. Next, pick off the weeds that is sprouting all over in the pot.
Water it well, morning and evening, or at least once a day. On hot days, towards evning, the plant is wilting, so another dash of watering needed. Spray it with organic food plant once.
I am happy today that the plant looked lively again! It wasn't as bushy as I first got it, but it looks life there's some life to it, again. New twigs are sprouting, the leaves greening, the stalks stand tall and strong.
My laksa mint plant.
Then Almond the Hamster seemed to be following the same pattern. Weak and motionless. We were so worried. He looked like he's leaving us anytime now. But I am not giving up hope. Prayers and positive thoughts at this time, is the best answer. Visualisation that he will soon be climbing up the trail and play with the rolling wheels again. And to our delight, the next day, he started moving around, still weak. And the next day, he's back to his old self and climbed up the trail and started rolling on the wheels! He's back to his normal self!
Almond in the 'bathroom'!