A couple of weeks ago when I went to a baby shower, the tables were decorated with cute miniature rose bushes. The plant's 2-inch greenhouse pots were set inside plain white flowerpots, and each had a strip of pink burlap (in honor of the baby girl to-be) wrapped around it.
The hostess offered a plant to all the guests as they left. I declined, explaining that the bush wouldn't stand a chance in my house because my cats really like to eat roses. However, she looked so sad that I wasn't taking her party favor I relented. I brought the pot home and put it on the fireplace mantel, which receives only a little indirect sun.
It didn't thrive there. The
leaves started turning yellow, and quite a few of the leaflets started
falling off. In addition, the tiny pot dried out quickly; one day when I walked through the family room I noticed the plant was drooping to one side because it needed to be watered. Something needed to be done.
This morning I was reading a gardening column in the newspaper which mentioned that roses need at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. I realized that the tiny two-inch pot would easily fit on top of the window frame in the kitchen.
I hope the plant can start thriving in its new home.
Five years ago today: Check The Number