The Ivy Mishap
Here you have a perfectly unassuming ivy. I’ve had it for a long time. It’s grown quite a bit, as you can see. I don’t proclaim to have a green thumb. Most of the time it’s a brown thumb and I kill plants. I’m the only person I know that can kill bamboo and aloe vera. What can I say? It’s a gift.
I don’t always remember to water the plant. It’s amazing it’s managed to stay alive as long as it has. It starts to droop and I remember to water it.
It was the day after Thanksgiving. I was up early and the guys were still sleeping. I realized I hadn’t watered the ivy in…a really long time so maybe I should get on that. It was pretty dry so what do I do? I overwater it.
It made a giant mess all over the laminate flooring. I had puddles and puddles of water everywhere because the container couldn’t contain it. I finally got it under control after using half a roll of paper towels and ruining two of my dish towels. Later in the afternoon I noticed it was still, um, leaking.
Husband got it outside to help it drain. The only problem with that? We were having a drenching rain for HOURS. I finally remembered it when it was dark outside and the temperatures were dropping. I didn’t want to leave it outside overnight. I decided to bring it in.
It was full of water. Guess what else? I made a giant mess AGAIN. Luckily this time I had armed myself with several large towels. Which was a good thing because I got soaked bringing it in the house. But I did learn something. If I water the stupid plant once a week, I won’t drown it. 🙂