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    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 attire.

    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 years ago.

    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