Putting Down Roots – Growing Together

Posted by on Oct 14, 2014 in Creativity, Encouraging Words, Slices of Life | 12 comments

This little guy has a chance at life. Follow along and see what happens.

This little guy has a chance at life. R$ Follow along and see what happens.

Several years ago I was given Cassandra (a Christmas cactus) by my good friend, neighbor, master gardener, and needlework guru Judith Baker Montano. Jude must have known I don’t have a green thumb so she gave me a plant that is practically indestructible. I water her when she looks looks shriveled up, occasionally feed her plant food, but in ten years (at least) I have never repotted her.

Cassandra has survived despite my bad nurturing habits. She has even put on a beautiful floral show from time to time. For having had her for over ten years, the one thing she hasn’t done is grow — at least not much.

A couple of weeks ago I decided Cassandra needed a bigger pot. Okay, I didn’t decide cheap nfl jerseys that a couple of weeks ago, I knew that years ago – but a couple of weeks ago I finally decided to do something about it. I repotted her!

<img class="wp-image-440 size-medium" src="http://rickytimscreative.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/cassandra-oct2014sm-225×300.jpg" alt="This Christmas cactus is lucky to be fake oakleys alive. I don’t have a green thumb.” width=”225″ height=”300″ srcset=”http://rickytimscreative.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/cassandra-oct2014sm-225×300.jpg 225w, http://rickytimscreative.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/cassandra-oct2014sm-768×1024.jpg 768w, http://rickytimscreative.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/cassandra-oct2014sm.jpg 1440w” sizes=”(max-width: 225px) 100vw, 225px” />

This Christmas cactus is lucky to be alive. I don’t have a green thumb.

If I were Cassandra I’m sure I would have mixed emotions about being repotted. First, I would feel thankful that I were no longer constrained and cramped in a pot with no room to grow. Even so, I would feel a bit uncertain about my new digs. Change is always hard cheap oakley sunglasses to accept. Perhaps that’s why plants need a period of adjustment after being transplanted. Once settled in, I hope she will flourish. That remains to be seen – but so far – so good.

During the transplanting process a twig of Cassandra broke off. I decided not to toss it. Instead I decided that this sprig would get a chance to flourish too. I put it in a cup of water and set it on the window sill. I’ve decided to let this sprig be a growth marker as we move and grow on our creative journey. The sprig has already sprouted new roots. Roots are needed to provide a healthy start and a long, productive life. Now — I just need to come up with a name – any suggestions?

As you see... I don't have a green thumb!

See!!!… I don’t have a green thumb!

I don’t think I need to state the obvious in my message for this post. As cheap oakley sunglasses a matter of fact, I would rather that you be creative and state how this alegory relates to you and your creativity. Here are some questions to consider:
How can you compare your creative self to an unattended, yet surviving, potted plant?
How would you feel about the change?
If you are the sprig, what sort of things would you have in mind for your future and what concerns would you cheap nhl jerseys face?


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  1. Rainey might be a good name, it means strong and the “rain” might remind you to water her.

    As for the answer to how this relates to my creative self is simple, no nourishment, no space equals no growth. When I take the time and put in the effort to make space in my mind, in my heart and in my home to be creative all kinds of wonderful things happen. A sense of easiness takes over as my creative self becomes nourished by the sites and the people around me. Creativity, like Cassandra and Rainey, needs space to grow and nourishment to keep growing.

    If I was the sprig, Rainey, my only concern would be your commitment to my survival. I guess the only way I can say this and I hope you are not offended is, “do you have a friend who needs a housewarming plant?”

    • not offended – it’s a good lesson in my life. I have other things that I am responsible for as well – 4 dogs for sure – but I have faith and I’ll do my best.

  2. Gee, I’ve never thought about trying to root a Christmas Cactus. Mine blooms as early as early Nov and as long as several months into the next year. I can’t think of a good name but I’m sure someone will. Maybe Cassie—-since it’s an offshoot? I did have a wondering Jew yrs ago that I called Henry Kissinger—-which gives you an idea of how long ago that was.

    Good luck with the name—-enjoying your blog

  3. Comment for me the thoughts would be will i survive and will i fit into my new digs….especially for the little new sprout

  4. I like Aurora – meaning “dawn” in Latin – a new beginning. You could go literal with Ekron – which has biblical roots and means “offshoot”, but a bit more masculine than Cassandra. Or perhaps Fa (Chinese) or Ziyad (Arabic) meaning growth. So many possibilities! Can’t wait to hear what you decide to name the new little one! =)

  5. The obvious…”Junior” would be my first choice. My first “batch” of zebra finches from my first pair did not fare well, One by one the eggs fell out (or were thrown) when they didn’t hatch well. Finches clean house regularly and keep building until the nest is just right. One egg hatched and I was beside myself with joy! I had to call everyone I knew. He was a boy, you can tell becuse they’re more colorful and sing so well. Anyway, I’m also a basketfall fan, so I named him “Magic.” His dad was Atticus Finch, get it?

    Once after we moved to a new apt a year after we were married, we left several boxes of books in the extra bedroom to sort later. When next we moved, about a year later, unfortunately, we ended up with a bigger place. Finally the books were unpacked and under a layer of books was a squished, very dry, African Violet. After a bit of TLC, IT LIVED! and BLOOMED!
    Sorry to be so talkative, you must have put a nickle in me…remember those?
    Good luck, Barb in CA

  6. I would name it Carol. Christmas Carol Cactus!!

  7. The green giant commercials often had a little “giant” and he was named Sprout. Perhaps your sprout can just be named Sprout.

    You are an inspirational person and a deep thinker, Ricky.
    We are all pretty lucky to have you on this earth.

    • Ah shucks, and thanks. I hope I can always find a way to inspire.

  8. Your plant makes me think of me trying to grow. I’ve sewn at my kitchen table for years. Now I’m trying to make my daughter’s old room into my sewing room. You have to let go of old sometimes to make room for the new. Your Rhaspsody and Lady Shallot quilts are helping me learn how to use my new sewing machine.
    As to your cactus, what about “Little Sprig” ?

  9. Cassanda, the daughter to Priam, king of Troy, in Greek mythology was very beautiful but considered a little unbalance. So with a missing sprig this would be very fitting. The story of Cassandra is one of the most poignant of all the stories of women in the Trojan War. Possessing the divine gift of prophecy carried with it an obligation, and the principal responsibility would have been the protection of homeland and the whole Trojan race. I find Cassanda, has bore you a little sprig, an off shoot, to ensure the continued race of the Christmas cactus. Your Christmas cactus, Cassanda, has taken her responsibility very seriously too. A fitting name for your little sprig would be “Apollo”, who is Patron god of the Arts. He protected young men, was a god of agriculture and also was a healer. Seven was Apollo’s holy number. Notice your little sprig has seven segments. I believe at times, our lives are a little unbalanced and we need to renew and go through changes (grow) to get things balanced again. Sometimes we don’t get the care we need and we struggle to find our creative purpose until someone comes along to help us find our creative soul. We get re-potted and are given a purpose to grow again, to bring new life back into our soul. Thank you for the nourishment you have given me through your creative teachings. You have made my roots grow again.

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