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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Potted Plant–Peace Lily

     This past week has gone quickly, with it suddenly being the deadline for joining this week's Scribble Picnic. I've always had potted plants around, even before striking out on my own. Probably one of the first I had was the sturdy philodendron. I know we had an airplane plant around when our son was little, as I recall him getting hold of one of the shoots and pulling the (thankfully lightweight) pot down on him and his walker. We probably did some rearranging after that, after cleaning up all the potting soil! Funerals have been the reason for the acquisition of several plants. I know we ended up with peace lilies after the funerals of at least three, and I think all four, of our parents. Here, with no current bloom, is a last-minute drawing of one of the peace lilies.
You can see what others in the picnic have growing here.

14 comments:

  1. lovely, the shadow adds to it. I like the gentle feel of light.

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    1. Thanks, Tammie! It didn't look right just "floating in the air" before the table and shadow were added.

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  2. That so sweet and a lovely shadow done here too, Jolene! The dots in the pot add a fun element of surprise too. Nice job and enjoyable write up to go along with it. It never occurred to me to write about various plants but good idea. So, for your parents' various funeral lillies, do you a;ways think of the funeral then when you see them or perhaps your parent only? Never thought one could take them home afterwards but that makes sense. ...I don't think I'll be taking ny back with me from mama's funeral next week though! lol. not sure they plane woudl let me anyway.

    Speaking of planes, I've also never heard of an "airplane plant."I'm going t have to look that one up!

    Great addition. Thank you so much, Jolene.

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    1. Thanks, Michael!
      I would say that the plants only make me think of our parents, not the funeral itself.
      No, I don't think you want to bring any back with you on the plane! But perhaps you could purchase one upon your return, or even plant a young tree somewhere, in memory of your mother.
      If you've had a chance to look up "airplane plant" you probably know now that it is also known as a "spider plant. "

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  3. I was thinking Spider Plant, as they do look like little airplanes flying as the end of the stem....We have taken potted plants home after funerals.
    Also on Easter, people would donate lilies for the decorations and later that afternoon, would deliver them to folks in the rest homes.
    I really like your little drawing and what Michael said...like the dots.

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    1. Thank you, Wanda. Yes, sometimes I call them spider plants, sometimes airplane plants. It seems the tradition I'm used to is that funeral flower arrangements are usually taken to care homes or left for the church to use at the next Sunday service. But the potted plants are usually sent home with various family members. Oh, and as I told Janis on her post, when our Easter lilies are done blooming we usually plant them in the garden, where they happily (surprisingly) survive our winters and bloom again the next summer.

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  4. this looks good without colors, like a soft view of sorts. good take on the theme.

    have a lovely day.

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    1. Thanks, Lissa. You may have noticed that I seldom use color, though one of these days I might start doing more of that!

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  5. I really get the feel of texture in those leaves. And the shadow gives it so much dimension. Great drawing!

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    1. Thank you, Lorraine. I must admit, I got so carried away with the leaves that there wasn't much room left to show the long stems the real plant has!

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  6. Nice sketch of the peace lilly. I think I have one but it hasn't flowered in a long time. Perhaps I need to add fertilizer. Love spider plants but can't have them around because my cat likes to eat them. :/

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    1. Thanks, Tammy. I never know when mine will flower! Our cat doesn't bother any of my plants, though she might try for the spider plant if it wasn't high atop a pie cupboard!

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