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Apple Trees are Standing

Saturday, 19 January 2008



Apple Trees are Standing

Ok not exactly…the actual song is “Olive trees are standing.” I love this song. Reminds me of Tu B’shvat as a kid. ‘Course there are not so many Tu B’shvat song selections in the first place.

Anyway, I have two black thumbs. Really I do. Every-so-often, MomGiraffe asks me to look after her houseplants if they are going away for any real length of time. And it makes me crazy. Crazy with worry because I fret the entire time that I will do irreparable damage to living things.

Some people have an innate talent for tending greenery. Not me.

Before their most recent extended travels, MomGiraffe typed up a list of all the plants and their locations. I requested a walk-through so that I might make a few notes on the cheat-sheet. Good thing too because MomGiraffe would say things such as “this plant obviously takes just a little water.”

Obvious is in the eye of the beholder. Because that wasn’t so obvious to me.

“If this plant needs water, it will start to droop and then it will be obvious what to do.”

Again, obvious is in the eye of the beholder because what would have been obvious to me would be to throw the damn thing out.

Apparently the obvious thing would be to give it more water.

Anyway, if you have green thumbs, you should check out the giveaway at Ima’s Tu B’shvat party. She’s giving away one Tu B’shevat Garden (thanks to PopJudaica). Plus, she’s always good for small ways to make a BIG difference!

Shavua tov 😉

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Nita permalink
    Sunday, 20 January 2008 9:28 am

    I see on MJM that a certain young MJM rabbi will be starting a column on her site. 🙂

    I look forward to reading it!

  2. Frume Sarah permalink
    Sunday, 20 January 2008 12:06 pm

    Thanks, Nita 🙂 I’m super excited!!!

  3. Sunday, 20 January 2008 7:22 pm

    thanks for the link! more tu b’shevat fun tomorow….one more giveaway left in this week of green fun!

    (then i’m gearing up for a purim party. how fun is this blog thing)

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