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The Doctor Is In

After I wrote about Dear Maggie a few months ago (Planting Good Thoughts For My Dear Friend Maggie), I have been putting my nose to the dirt to figure why she didn’t last. Although I gave her a good weekly soak, as prescribed, I was careful not to overdo. Tough, but “less is more,” I told myself. I also gave Maggie the right amount of sun so she didn’t have to worry about sunburn. What could have happened?

For the first time since March, the store where I got her was open again. I stopped by to consult with the Chief of Staff AKA Dr. Plant. Dr. Plant applauded me for giving Maggie indirect sunlight.  Dr. Plant asked, “Were her tendrils brown?”

“No,” I said. “Gray and brittle.”

The doctor gave the diagnosis: “Not enough moisture.”

I cheered. Back to overwatering!




I am a rather obscure 14th C. poet, whose work has been translated into over thirty dialects of gibberish. I now spend my days translating from the gibberish into English and back again, as need be.

One thought on “The Doctor Is In

  1. I, too, have a propensity to overwatering–too many of my green friends have succumbed to a watery demise. The plants (2) that survived this far hid in a corner and I “forgot” to water them. . . .Am glad you were able to see Dr. Plant, Emsch the Mensch–and that Maggie is doing well 🙂

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