Sunday, March 13, 2016

17 Year Old Shamrock

It's almost St. Patrick's Day and I gave my Shamrocks (Oxalis) a little plant food with their water so they look extra nice for the holiday. I have a windowsill full of Shamrocks, six plants. They are a favorite of mine because they are so hardy and forgiving if you forget to water them for a bit.

Then I got to thinking. Aaron got me my first Shamrock plant when I was living in an apartment right out of graduate school. And I still have that Shamrock... it's the one pictured above. I found the blog post from March 2001. This Shamrock is 17 years old!

I'm so pleased I kept something alive for 17 years!


  1. This is amazing and a true testament to the magical powers of the lucky shamrock. We still have a plant that we got for the kids for St.Patty's a few years ago, and it has, many a time, looked like it was pretttyyy much on death's door and then boom. A little water, and the shamrocks are back in business. This year I am planning to re-pot mine and may try giving it some food. Need to keep the magic alive!

    1. Mine have been back brought from the dead many times! LOL.