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.
Each leaf was followed by another and another.
Especially fascinating was the way the leaves emerged encased in a protective sheath which then dropped off, leaving the new leaf to unfurl.
This happened continuously throughout the summer.
Here is what it looks like currently.
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.
Altogether I counted four new leaves with the tiniest spout beginning for a fifth. We shall see if the growth continues.