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Name: aud/odd
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Cinta
Aug 5, 2017 2:42 PM CST
I take little succulent pots to Senior facilities. Many of them had gardens in their younger days and talk about plants when I visit. Succulents are perfect in a little pot and they talk about how they are growing and look when I visit.

That said I was in Lowes last month and they were cleaning the shelves and racking the dropped leaves and debris in a box. I asked the clerk if they were throwing them away and asked if they would give them to me. She looked at me like I was crazy but said sure. Rolling on the floor laughing I asked her to take them to the register and I would pic them up when I was done shopping. She even threw in some pots that the plants looked half dead. Lovey dubby

Now I have a bunch of babies I can pot up this fall and hand out this winter to the Seniors. It will only cost me a Goodwill pot.

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Aug 6, 2017 6:29 AM CST
How awesomely thoughtful! 2 thumbs!
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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Aug 6, 2017 1:23 PM CST
I agree! I'll have to do that. I have a lot of succulents and whenever a leaf drops, it goes into a pot. I now have way too many little succulents of many types. My husband keeps asking me what I'm going to do with all of them because I keep propagating, Rolling on the floor laughing . I like to have plenty to give away to anyone who wants them.
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Name: aud/odd
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Cinta
Aug 6, 2017 5:20 PM CST
@plantmanager They are amazing just lay them on top of the soil at the end of winter I have found plants growing from leaves that dropped off during winter storage.

But you should check around in your area for senior houses and the nursing home. It is amazing how happy they are for a little green plant. It is hard to kill because they do not need water often and many cannot get around so they have trouble with watering,

I always pick up glittery pots or animal shape pots. Just something that is different or glitters. Seniors love sparkle, If I pick up a plain pot I have even put some caulking on the outside and sprinkle some glitter on the pot. Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Greenhouse Sempervivums Bromeliad
Adeniums Garden Ideas: Level 1 Tropicals Xeriscape Garden Art Plumerias
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plantmanager
Aug 6, 2017 8:23 PM CST
Great idea, Cinta. I have a lot of rocks, tiles and gems from my mosaic work, so I love to decorate up little pots. It's quick and easy , and you are right about Seniors loving glitter and bling!
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