Monday, May 14, 2007

My Little Plant

After Mass on Mothers' Day, the Knights of Columbus were giving each mother a little plant. Along with it was a little pro-life message. I don't remember the exact wording, but it was something like, "Thank you for saying yes to life." I read that, and one of my boys said, "Yes. Thank you!!" Pretty neat coming from a teenage boy. Not that there was ever any doubt in my mind. I mean I hardly even think of it as having said yes. Though if I had to do it over again, I might think twice about it...and then I would say: yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes!

And if you didn't notice, well, I'm a great one to point out things like this but, yep, those are Christmas poinsettias painted on the side of the mug that I put the flower in. But hey, so who says I can't have poinsettias in the spring? They were the right color for the flower.

Do you think my little plant will grow? I put it in partial sunlight (the only kind of sunlight I have). Any other advise? Someone in my family advised me that I might have to water it now and then. I laughed. Who wouldn't think of that? Hmm, we won't go there.

I suppose maybe I should get more soil for it and put it in a bigger pot...if it lives long enough to warrant that kind of royal treatment. For all you plant lovers, it really isn't that I don't care. It's just that I don't know. As a matter of fact, I don't even know what kind of flower it is! Sad, huh? But as my daughter said, I have raised six kids, so that's something!


Alexandra said...

Nice flower, and Happy Belated Mother's Day! My plant advice...replant it in a pot with drainage holes, and add more soil. Try to find a place with sun because that flower needs sun. Try to remember to water it once a week, and it should do great! I remember to water mine because I picked Wednesday as water day...easy to remember.

Margaret Mary Myers said...

Thank you, Alexandra. Will get that soil and pot! :)

Christine said...

I believe that is a marigold. You could even plant it outside if you wanted to. I am not a gardener, but I recognize the flower. :-)