It’s OK

Some of you dear friends have expressed concern about one of our dashboard plants.
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That jade plant does look pretty pitiful, doesn’t it? But fear not – it’s OK!
If you’ve been stopping by here for a bit you know that our jade plant has been riding on our dashboard from the very beginning of our adventure.

And in fact, that little sprig was a cutting from a plant I had purchased the first summer we were married, late last century! As we’ve traveled these last 17 years it’s been transplanted and trimmed and pieces of it have been left all around the country.
Dashboard Plant
In 2016 it was looking pretty robust! =)
Dashboard items
It made it through the early part of the pandemic pretty well –
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But earlier this summer, it began to look a little leggy and it seemed to need a bit extra attention.
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Now a horticulturist I am not, but with a little bit of help from Google, I whacked away at it while it vacationed with us at The Cabin and repotted all of the little sprigs in some lovely yard sale pots. Here they are on the windowsill of the Cabin porch.
Jade snips
After the reunion the cuttings (in their new fancy pots) went home with their new families to North Carolina, Vermont, and Pennsylvania. Of course, I brought the ‘mother plant’ back with us (with its own little repotted sprig), and I’m happy to report that although it does look a little rough at the moment, I’m very excited to see some lovely new growth!
Jade sprouts
There’s even a little bit poking up from one of those sad stubs!
So thank you for your concern about this staple of our RV adventure, but rest assured I am giving it my best plant care* and am confident it will once again reign supreme on the dashboard in the days to come!

Steph

 

 

*Best Plant Care = loving neglect

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