Lunch on Friday was wonderful. My granddaughter was there. I asked her which subject in school she likes best and she said reading. Well, we certainly have that in common.
And at the beginning of the summer her other grandmother helped her make a quilt.
She is so grown up and well-spoken for 11 years old. I would love to take her to the bookstore and spend more time with her. So I’m hoping that will happen.
Yesterday I spent repotting house plants out at my potting bench on the patio. At one point I had to go to Southwoods for another bag of potting soil.
I’ve also been cleaning the dust off the leaves.
When you have a layer of dust on the leaves the dust will block sunlight and reduce the plant’s ability to photosynthesize. Photosynthesis is how the plant feeds itself.
This will also rid your plant of insects that might be hiding out under the layer of dust.
You can put larger plants in the shower.
Cleaning The Leaves
There are polishes you can buy to clean the leaves and make them shiny, but I’ve heard they can block pores and then the plant has a hard time breathing. So I just use lukewarm water.
I like to use a moist cloth and gently clean the leaf while supporting it with my other hand to keep it from getting bruised or broken.
I read that you should remove dust from African violets and other fuzzy-leafed plants with a soft-bristle paintbrush. Or use a soft toothbrush, pipe cleaner, or discarded fuzzy leaf.
Stroke from the base of the leaf to the tip to dislodge dust and other debris.
I ordered something to hopefully help the sciatica in my back. It’s always been an issue, but after taking Ivy to the vet it became much worse.
I ordered this back stretcher as well as something to help alleviate pain in my neck. The back stretcher was $23.79.
Here is the neck relaxer.
My neck has been doing better. I think that’s partly due to my recliner, where I can push a button and it raises the cushion underneath my neck and supports it.
The neck relaxer was $12.99.
Sure hope the one for the sciatica works because there’s no getting around lifting Charlie and bending down to do things like change their water and feed them.