Sufferin’ Succulents!

My succulents, many of them, got kinda funky this summer with tall shoots and flowers. I thought it was pretty cool; figured it was because this is their third summer and they’re maturing. The flowers have dried up, so I googled whether or not to deadhead and, if yes, the best way to go about it.

After looking at a few results, lo and behold, when they grow stems or legs, it’s because they’re not getting enough light!!!! I felt like a horrible plant mom. Right away, I trimmed the stems off as advised by the experts. My husband is out there now, trimming an evergreen bush that hovers above.

Ten years ago, if you’d told me I would feel attached emotionally to plants, I would have laughed so hard, I’d have had to run for the bathroom. (If you’ve birthed children, you’ve probably been there.) Here I am, feeling so relieved I learned this new information, and thinking, “Those poor plants. I’ll do better; I promise!”

Published by Sara

I'm middle-aged, mother of two adult sons, and a wife. I've been a teacher, counselor, medical transcriptionist, student teacher supervisor, substitute teacher and now I work in retail. File that under life takes many twists and turns one cannot predict!

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