Jul 112012

I am not the best with plants, in fact- I have unfortunately probably been the sole reason for the demise of around 100 plants in my lifetime, but I do have one success story- a Pineapple Plant that I have been growing for about 3 years now. It may as well be a cactus, because despite neglecting it from time to time- it still continues to grow. Since it has been 3 years, I am anxious for the pineapple to finally start growing out of the top of it.

In the past 6 months, it has really started to get BIG, so I watch it closely- and keep glancing into the middle of the leaves, just waiting for that little pineapple to make an appearance. Anyway- this morning I filled up my watering can and went outside to water it. As always, I peeked over the top of the plant but was shocked when I saw a little green bump in the middle! Gosh, I was so excited I started jumping up and down.

I stuck my finger in there to feel it and check out what I thought was the beginning of the pineapple. It was very soft and not what I expected it to feel like. “Hmmm, why is it so soft and mushy?” I thought to myself. But I just figured that’s what baby pineapples felt like & took the watering can and gave it a good dose- so pleased with myself that I was finally seeing the start of a pineapple!

My sister Kelley is visiting right now- so I yelled to her- “Hey Kelley! Guess What?!” and she came out on the porch and I proceeded to tell her about my new pineapple bud that was finally starting to grow. I said “feel it Kel- it’s very soft!” So she peeks over into the middle of the pineapple plant and yelps and jumps back about 3 feet. I say “what’s the matter?!” She says- “Kerry, that’s no pineapple in there-  go get your glasses!” SO I get my glasses and I peek into the middle of the plant and this is what I see….

So the moral of the story is- don’t water your plants without your glasses or you might end up petting a frog! 🙂

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71 Responses to “Don’t Water Your Plants Without Your Glasses…”

  1. sandy says:

    lol… he is a cutie though.

  2. Gifty says:

    Very vivid story.

  3. Tracy says:

    What a cute story…it put a smile on my face. After a semi-depressing day I have had, I needed this. Thank you for the smile!

  4. Debbie says:

    hilarious! what a cute frog, but I don’t touch them myself either! once one jumped from a tree through my sunroof on my head while I was driving on a dark country road, had no idea what it was until I got home and there was a toad beside me on the console, good thing I didn’t know what hit me, or I might of had a wreck!!

  5. Laura says:

    thanks for sharing~that’s funny! It really brightened up my day!

  6. Danielle says:

    Sounds like something I would do!

  7. Gina says:

    Haha He looks not so pleased about the whole petting thing!

  8. Michele F. says:

    I still have a giant smile on my face. Very cute story, I hope you washed your hands. ; p

  9. Carol says:

    So funny. You sound like me with plants.

  10. Tia says:

    I personally would’ve freaked out. 🙂

  11. Cris says:

    I don’t do well with plants either but LOVE frogs!!

  12. Jen says:

    What a cute story! I had something similar on my deck, we called him toadie. Once I had to bring in the lemon trees due to an upcoming frost and checked them over and didn’t see anything, but in the morning a little “toad” was on our kitchen counter. My son though he was a toy and reach for him!

    You can put a rotting apple or a spoiling apple on your pineapple plant and it releases gasses that are essential to get a bud on the pineapple plant. I live in WI and we harvested a little pineapple from the plant I have been growing for several years, indoors and out (in summer). I put a spoiling apple on the dirt in the pot and then covered it with a clear bag for a week. Then I removed it. Several months later I saw a bud, in March. In July of last year we ate our first homegrown pineapple. My plant never grew as beautiful and big as your!

  13. Catherine says:

    I was going to say the same thing as Jen. I attended a gardening course with the professionals at Walt Disney World and they suggested putting the apple in the dirt and cover it with a clear bag. They said it really works and will make the pineapple bud.

    Cute story. Sorry it wasn’t your pineapple, but he is very cute 🙂

  14. Kerry says:

    Thanks Jen & Catherine- I really think I am going to give that a try. I REALLY want to see this plant bear fruit not frogs 🙂

  15. Tiffany P says:

    Thanks for the cute pick me up! I’m just glad I read this at night and not with my morning coffee, it would have been all over my iPad! 😉

  16. Melissa says:

    This is something i would do! I love it!!

  17. Jennifer says:

    Thank you for the laugh this morning!

  18. Mary says:

    That is too funny!

  19. April Williams says:

    Kerry, this is too funny! Sorry, but I can’t help but laugh!

  20. Ang says:

    I was at WalMart once and there was a frog in a plant…..

  21. Teresa says:

    This is one of the funniest things I have read in awhile! This is one of the reasons I love your website! We get the goods on good deals but more importantly we get to laugh and get to know the brains behind our hauls _ if you want to call them that! Love your personality and what you bring to this site!!

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