Well, I had wanted a rose plant in our balcony from long time as we have many other plants but not a single rose. So I told mom about this as she is the gardener.
But she said we had one rose plant but it died and now if I want one I should first water existing plants daily.
Okay. Now that’s a quite fair deal. And I tried doing but then,there came rainy season and I lost my habit of doing it regularly. So I myself gave it a second thought that if I can’t preserve the existing plants, how can I get a new one? And having a new one and not taking care of it, just letting it die is like a sin. A murder.
But I anyhow wanted a rose plant. So I thought of an idea. I gifted it toy dad 😀 he is assistant gardener 😛
I mean mom knows very well how to plant a tree and how to feed them with fertilisers. She also knows if plants are not getting enough of sun light. So, she looks after plants and dad waters them, daily, without fail.
So I realised even I bring a plant and don’t get time to look after it, they both will definitely care about it. And so they did 😀 Although I did plant it under mother’s guidance and would at least say hi to it daily.
But from long time, say from October,it never showed any growth. There was neither a new leaf nor the old leaves grew. But it didn’t even dry out and die. It was there. Fresh and lively. Maybe it was taking its time to strengthen the roots in new soil.
I had almost given up on it when yesterday mom told me it has got many new leaves!
Wow! It’s like seeing your baby say it’s first word or standing up for the first time! :-*
Now I am waiting for the day when it will have first bud, first rose! It will be like the child entering into puberty! Uff! Parents have so many dreams for their kids!!