:: The Plants Keep Growing ::
The plants keep growing.
Specifically, the petunias keep growing.
A couple of months ago, I used a pair of scissors and snipped off a stem
From the overgrown petunias from the makeshift terrarium that sits beside
My bedside table, where I sit every night, and surf the world wide web via
My trusty iMac Core Duo. I decided to clean up an empty PET bottle. I then
Filled a fifth of the bottle with an initial layer of coarse pebbles. And then I
Added some soil. I then carefully inserted the petunia stalk into the soil,
With the aid of a pair of metal chopsticks. The interesting thing about this
PET terrarium, is that, it does not require much watering. The narrow opening
At the top of the PET bottle prevents much moisture from escaping.
Watering becomes a fortnightly affair. Since there is not much sunlight
Coming into my bedroom, I switch on my study lamp when I rouse from
My slumber, and swtich it off when I go to bed. Two to three months have
Passed, and I am surprised to see that the plant has overgrown the bottle,
And striving to rise out of its containment. Slowly but surely.
Such is the petunia's survival instincts.