Monday, December 1, 2008
On My Forgetfulness:
Venus Flytrap, Sundew (in the back) and Butterwort.
A few weeks ago I was forgetful, not that I’m not forgetful of things a lot of the time, but this piece of forgetfulness was new to me. I care for my plants with love and tenderness as I do my animals.
So it was with a sad heart that I found I had forgotten the terrarium of carnivorous plants on the window sill at night. That I had in fact closed it away from the heat and into the cold on the window side of the insulated drapes on a particularly cold night.
I have been trying to nurse them back to health but I fear all may be lost. The few small bits of plants left are weak and peaked.
I know that the last time I talked of them Mountain Man had fed the Venus Flytrap a slug of which it survived with the help of a crutch. We have caught many a bug and fed them in turn the Sundew, Butterwort and Venus Flytrap, but no more slugs. The Sundew and Butterwort had many babies and I had great hopes for them.
If none survive I will start over again with new ones in February when they are available again for sale but I will remember to care for them better then I have these few to date.
Right now I am readying the Venus Flytrap for it’s regular winter hibernation in the vegetable drawer of the refrigerator. I hope there is enough life left in it to come back happy and healthy in the spring.
(Sorry if my turn of phrase is strange to your ears today. I have been watching movies like ‘Pride and Prejudice’ and ‘Sense and Sensibility’ all weekend and sitting here in my long skirts and lace makes me inclined to think and speak so at times.)
I am working on the Kevin’s Mittens in all the sizes and checking the pattern out for each size as I work.