Summer Growth

One thing that I want to remember about Summer ’15 while it is still here is that there was growth. A perfect example of this is found in the rubber plant that I transplanted and moved to a new location back in the spring.

I bought this plant for $2 a year and a half ago. It was a nice little plant that stayed just the way it was. No change. I moved it around a bit, and it looked pretty, but there was no new growth.

I wondered if it needed a bigger pot and a space with different lighting. I repotted and moved it. Not long after, it began to shoot out new leaves.

This was the first. I watched it closely, fascinated.

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Each leaf was followed by another and another.

Rubber Plant

Especially fascinating was the way the leaves emerged encased in a protective sheath which then dropped off, leaving the new leaf to unfurl.

Rubber plant growth

This happened continuously throughout the summer.

Here is what it looks like currently.

Rubber plant growth

Yes, there is much clutter surrounding this plant. Life is cluttered. There may or may not be a large dog crated six inches away from where I stood to get this picture.

New Growth

Altogether I counted four new leaves with the tiniest spout beginning for a fifth. We shall see if the growth continues.

2 thoughts on “Summer Growth

  1. Aunt Marilyn

    What a special thing to observe! What a special thing to be able to come back to, and just as God gives growth to that plant, He gives growth to our lives! Oh to remember the part He had you do, repot it, move it, take care, be mindful of it. Take action! Take action in our lives to grow to the fullest He wants us to be! Even in the midst of the clutter! (I love that part!). God keeps growing us! Hurrah!

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Thanks for heart-composting with me! I appreciate your words.