Last Gasps?

June 11, 2008

Lloyd, School

Katie Bockelman gave me a palm tree two years ago. She had to put a few more desks in her classroom and didn’t have room for it anymore. I figured that, if nothing else, it would help keep another plant alive. You see, at the start of each school year I buy about three new plants, and by the end of the school year two of them are dead. Maybe with four plants I could keep two of them alive?

Well guess what happened? A few days after school was out this year it bloomed. Nothing beautiful, but very interesting. It filled the room with an almost sickly sweet smell. It’s a good thing it didn’t have to compete with middle school smell.

One final attempt to reproduce before giving up on life.

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Lloyd Sommerer is a middle/high school teacher who likes to build websites, read books, grow beards, make fun of Lauren’s prototypes and eat the sauce of the picante.

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14 Responses to “Last Gasps?”

  1. Kitt Said on:

    It’s a corn plant! Very hardy. They rarely bloom, so you’re lucky (even if it’s stinky).


  2. Deanne Said on:

    Bloom under stress = propagate the species. The plant doesn’t know it’s not the last one, so it’s just trying to be sure its kind will continue. Maybe Brad can help it when he comes.


  3. Lauren Said on:

    I bloom under stress. I’m bloomin’ like crazy some days.


  4. Brad Said on:

    It’s not blooming because of stress. It’s blooming because it’s happy. Kitt’s right: they don’t often bloom. You’ve got skilz!


  5. Annette Said on:

    Wow, I had to look twice to be sure I was on the right site. I thought this was Brad’s post. By the way, prove those blooms are real. I think someone is playing a dandy lyin’ trick on you.


  6. Peggy Said on:

    Do you suppose these are the end of times? I mean there’s supposed to be confusioning things happening right? Well, not only have you pulled off a gardening miracle … I too, have not 1, but 7 plants that are flourishing!


  7. Lauren's dad Said on:

    Some folks have all the miracle gro green thumbs!


  8. Karla Said on:

    Does this mean you’ll have corn on the cob soon?


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