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August 22nd, 2012

I’m constantly amazed by what plants will do the survive (at least some of them).  If you remember, I purchased some lovely succulents earlier this spring. Whenever I notice that a leaf has fallen off a succulent, I often try to root it. When my ‘Black Knight’ lost a few leaves I scooped them up and brought them in the house. With all that is going on here, I completely forgot about them.

I was just telling Mr Chiots last week that I remember gathering these leaves but I had no idea where they’d ended up. A few days later, I discovered them in a drawer. Amazingly, they had sprouted roots and leaves.

A tiny pot was filled with potting soil and I laid the little plants on top. Hopefully they’ll root and I’ll end up with a nice collection of these beauties! The wonder of plants will never cease to amaze me. We certainly can learn a lot about tenaciousness from our gardens!

Have you ever had surprise propagations like this?

7 Comments to “Survival”
  1. melissa on August 22, 2012 at 11:00 am

    yes! I bought a bunch of oregano after the drought killed mine – put it in a glass of water to keep it fresh, and it sprouted roots. So I planted it. :)

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  2. KimH on August 22, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Haha… I have a few plants that I never got planted in the garden.. I have a pepper plant that has a pepper on it, basil that has put on seed, and a tomato plant that is still just sitting there in the tray they’ve been in all summer. I kept thinking I was going to get to them, but here it is late August and I have not.
    Nature is indeed miraculous… ♥

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  3. sharon on August 22, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    man I will never throw them away again!!

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  4. Issa Waters on August 22, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    Wow, that is really impressive! I’ve been thinking of trying to grow some succulents. It seems like everywhere I turn this year everyone is really getting into them, and they are such neat plants.

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  5. Liz J on August 23, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    I have never done that…but am fascinated. Nature is AMAZING!

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  6. Andrea Duke on August 24, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    What a beautiful flower pot you have those rootings in!

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    • Susy on August 24, 2012 at 7:59 pm

      I was wondering if you’d notice!

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