Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Aloe That Wouldn't Quit

When we planted the garden over Memorial Day weekend, I decided to replant my aloe. I've had it forever, and no matter how many times I've almost killed it (trust me, that's hard to do), it just keeps coming back. Take this last time, for example.

I realized that it was probably too big for it's pot—given that succulents like to spread their roots wide, not deep—and it looked pretty sad. As I lifted it out of the pot, it's entire root system fell off. Oops! Meh, I potted it anyway.

This is what it looked like that weekend:

Pathetic, no?

BUT when we returned from vacation about a month ago, he looked more like this:

Not only is it reviving, it's reproducing. This guy is nuts!

So now I have all these little guys:

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I'm not sure what I'll do with all of them. Christmas gifts, maybe? ;)


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