Desert Rose

We’ve got a narrow balcony behind our home on the fifth floor. This was my second attempt to grow some plants there – the effort included dropping into a nursery and picking up whatever JJ thought looked good. Pots, some soil, some vermicompost, some accidents and they mostly survived (My previous success rate was 17%). I know one was a rose plant, there were a couple of cacti and the rest were mostly green with one which was a fancy shade of purple.
So when a friend dropped in and excitedly said, “Wow you have a desert rose!” She stared at it like it was a pot of gold and said, “This will survive. Water it once a week. Blah blah… etc… ooh…and so on”. I didnt have the heart to tell her that I picked it up without the faintest idea it was a desert plant. It sure didn’t look like a rose to me. I was faithfully watering it daily.
I also didnt have the heart to tell her I musically wasnt a fan of Seal, but then…..

Author: Benji

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