Let me tell you about Edith.
I got this plant at a nursery when I was 20 years old. I was trying to have a “grown up” home (hahahahahaaaaa whatever that means!). I’ve always been drawn to plants even though I still have not fulfilled my lifelong dream of having a garden.
She stayed with me through a lot of changes in my twenties. When I decided to move to New York City, I moved her to my parents where she has stayed ever since.
My dad has a whole system for watering her. As we often do, he and I developed an unspoken agreement that he would water her and care for her when I was gone. When I’d come home to visit, I’d trim her leaves, add more soil and sometimes give her some plant food.
Our plan must have worked because she is 28 years old this year!
Ever since his health worsened, she hasn’t been looking so good. I’ve been trying to water her regularly, but her leaves keep turning brown. Last night, even though her soil was moist, her leaves were drooping and facing one direction. They were all leaning toward the kitchen and away from the window.
I think she misses my dad.
It’s been a really rough week.Read More