I've got most all of my plants that I'm thankful for as they've mostly come from people's kind gestures. So, I could claim I'm thankful for all of them. But, I've picked out one that..."might not have been".
Seems elaineo was doing some plant-thinning and offered up some for the asking. Well, I was wanting the noble D. filiformis tracyi and she let me know she didn't have that one, but had a Florida giant. Cool!!! That would do. But, before she shipped it she asked if there was something else. So, she sent a D. binata along with the threadleaf. I'm making out like a bandit, I tell ya!!!
So she ships it out to me. It was HOT during that time. Really HOT!!! The plants made it to me a little haggard looking (they really did resemble Merle, no kiddin'!....especially after a rough weekend). When I unboxed the two plants I stuck a thermometer into the root mass and it read around 104F!!!! But they had survived the cross-continental trip in the scorching heat and I had them chilling in a glass of fresh rainwater!!!! I contacted elaineo to let her know they had made it and she mentioned something about "the tokaiensis". Huh? I didn't pull out but two plants from the box. So before I messaged her back that I didn't get one I figured I better go make sure there wasn't one in the packing material or maybe it fell on the ground. Nope, didn't see it. Then I got the wise idea and grabbed the *empty* box out of the big green can. I peered down inside of it and I see something taped in place!!! I pulled it out and it was a condiment container with a green wad of LFSM in it with a smaller dab of green on top of the moss!!! WHAT???!!!! I opened it up there said a pretty little splat of a plant sitting there purdy as you please! And to top it off, it looked like that grueling cross-continental, heat-stroking, killer of a trip was just a walk around the block fo rit!!! Naturally, I quickly got it out for some fresh air and sunshine. There was actually three plants in that splash of green! I'm so thankfully for all the kindness folks have shown me here in the forum and I'm so thankful for this little plant and that elaineo put up with my jabbering and when she didn't hear this newbie mention the tokaiensis *she* mentioned it (hey, somebody's gotta look out for me!). Otherwise, things could have ended up much differently! I also believe that besides in Georgia, there's electric-fence-chewing going on in California and other places, too!!!! So, my little Thanksgiving contest entry, though it's grown a good bit since arriving is still on the diminutive side...but, I'll tell ya...it's one TOUGH little guy!!!!