we have a winner

The Muradian pot will now reside in the care of Jon in Baltimore, Maryland. Congratulations! I’ve sent you a PM.

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It turned out to be fortuitous that the pot was set aside pending the giveaway, because these new shelves came crashing down Saturday with a sound Marty likened to the “wreck of the Hesperus.”
That would be my doing. I’m guilty of overloading it with just one more pot…every week or so.
It’s been strengthened and rigged again, and amazingly no plants seem to have been lost. I couldn’t bear to take a photo of the carnage so here’s the semi-tidy aftermath.
Lots of pot shards to sweep up, but nothing precious. The orphaned plants are already shaking off the trauma in their new digs.
It’ll be in the mail this week, Jon.

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9 Responses to we have a winner

  1. Lorinda says:

    Glad you didn’t lose any plants.

  2. Kris P says:

    Sorry to hear of the pot catastrophe. Is that a Cordyline ‘Electric Flash’ on the top shelf? I tried planting 2 in the ground and they succumbed but I wondered if they might fare better in a pot.

  3. Denise says:

    @Lorinda, there were a few nicked leaves, but overall the plants came through shockingly well. Wouldn’t want to test them again like that!
    @Kris, good eye for cordylines! It’s the older ‘Torbay Dazzler’ I found in a 4-inch pot. No more cordylines in the ground for me either, not in this clay.

  4. Alan @ It's Not Work, It's Gardening! says:

    I’d be more upset about losing a loved pot than a plant, unless it’s an old friend that you’ve had for years. (I know the feeling when an “old friend” plant dies)

    Shards boxed up and mailed to Peter by any chance? 🙂

  5. Denise says:

    @Alan, haha, no shards for the OG!

  6. hb says:

    Gave you an excuse to repot everything. Contrats to Jon of Baltimore!

  7. Reminds me of the time the shelves holding my parents wedding china gave out. The noise! I ran from one end of the house to the other and managed to save a few pieces, my mom was heartbroken. Glad your plants are largely okay and you’re not mourning the loss of any special pots!

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  9. Tim says:

    So sorry about your shelving disaster! Hopefully they are more heavily secured now?

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