New Digs For My House Plants
I’ve recently been buying new pots to replant
my existing plants into. They’ve needed to be repotted
for awhile. Terry and I found one pot at the Dollar Tree
Store in Johnstown. It is light yellow and we bought plastic
under trays to go with it. The other pot I got I found
at Wal-Mart in Gloversville. It is light blue and clay
and the plant looks really good in it. That plant is a
Jade Plant and the other one in the yellow pot is a Begonia.
Yellow to be exact.
I found some of the best plants I have at
ALDI’s Store in Johnstown. It’s amazing what
they have there, and you can’t beat the prices.
A while ago this past summer they had beach towels on
sale for $9.99 each. I wound up getting two, one in blue
and one in green. The third towel I bought this summer
I got at Peebles Department Store in Johnstown.
Terry and I were shopping there one day and
they were having a terrific sale. Most everything was
50% off the marked price. Terry also bought a bathing
suit and towel that day. She says it is part of her work
I even bought a Fall shirt one day. Before
you know it, Fall will be upon us, and I’ll have
to start wearing pants again. Aside from summer, Fall
is my favorite time of year. Something about the crispness
of the air really makes it lovely.
Hopefully my house plants will continue to
thrive through the upcoming months. Certainly my garden
is about over by now, but we had a great growing season.
I’m not a big fan of tomatoes but both Terry and
Herman have told me they were great. And as of this morning,
(I’m writing this August 16th) Terry picked some
green beans and a tomato.
It’s been really fun being a gardeners
assistant. Terry is the true gardener. And she’s
also responsible for keeping most of the house plants
alive. She truly has a green thumb. I have one big palm
tree that came from her house. When I say big I mean six
feet tall. She carried it here in her car a couple of
All the plants seem to like the light they
get through the big windows in the front of the house.
I got one plant a few months ago called a Persian violet.
I got it a Hannaford Grocery Store in Gloversville and
it was really beautiful when I got it. Unfortunately it
wasn’t happy in this house and I think it got too
much sun. It was a very sad day when it died.
But I have the rest of my plants to keep
me happy! Have a happy Fall.
Kathryn Spira, a native of Cleveland who pursued an acting
career in NYC and Los Angeles, now pursues free lance
writing from Caroga Lake in Fulton County. Previous columns
may be accessed at her web site www.kathrynskorner.com