Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Norfolk Pine


This weekend my dad brought over a Norfolk pine--a houseplant--that he wanted to pass on. I believe I remember this very specimen from my childhood, when it was two feet tall and lived in a whiskey crock. Now it's eight feet tall and a little overwhelming. But it's history! I'm going to find a spot for it, maybe in the new library we are making out of the toy room under the eaves. It might--just barely--fit.

8 comments:

Rose said...

Since I live in the country of which Norfolk Island is a territory you'd think we could grow a decent Norfolk Pine. We can't, ours is a spindly affair. Anna I salute you and your Dad on that one.

walkingthecat said...

I picture Daisy blogging (or whatever they do then) one day:

"This weekend my mom brought over a Norfolk pine--a houseplant--that she wanted to pass on. I believe I remember this very specimen from my childhood, when it was eight feet tall and lived in the library. Now it's fourteen feet tall and a little overwhelming. But it's history! I'm going to find a spot for it ..."

Rebecca said...

We had a Norfolk Island Pine when I was a child. We lived in a one-room house, and we always decorated the tree at Christmas with delicate ornaments that reminded us of Jesus. Thanks for bringing back a cherished memory! Enjoy your "new" house plant.

Melissa said...

Wonderful memories. Ha, ! Love "walkingthecat's" quote, funny.
How exciting to be changing rooms and their purposes.

Lisa said...

I love them! They used to sell them in the supermarkets a few years ago at Christmas, with ornaments on them, but we don't have anywhere good to keep such a thing.

Lisateresa

jenny_o said...

Way to go! (to your Dad) - we had one once and although it lasted a few years, it kept losing its bottom branches so it was more like a palm tree and eventually we gave up :) I hope it does well for you!

Holly said...

This is beautiful and I hope you will blog about the toy room / library transformation! :)

han_ysic said...

Here in Australia they grow along the coast and are generally more than 20 metres tall :)

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