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Another #oxalis time lapse because I wanted to see how the flower conducts its business
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#foliagefriday - something interesting happened during this time lapse: as the day progressed, watch how the #oxalis stems become flaccid. When I arrived home from work I noticed this and immediately added some water - watch for the soil disturbance at around 6pm. This allowed the stems to perk up to their usual position just in time for the leaf closing. Looks like I need to do another one at this angle and I’ll be sure to keep the soil moist for the shoot!
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Green oxalis fluttering about during the day. Snake plants…like stones
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"Just water it" - this statement leaves out so many details about exactly needs to be done and what the plant actually wants. When the Ctenanthe burle-marxii ‘Amagris’s leaves curl up on both sides, it indicates that its soil is compacted and dry. Pouring in a lot of water may help but with compacted soil, much of the water will simply drain away, leaving pockets of dry soil where the roots are dying. Aerating the soil gently with a chopstick creates channels where water and air can more easily penetrate compacte soil. A thorough soaking in combination with soil aeration is what needs to be done to restore good soil structure - the time lapse covers 3 days. Remember, you don’t have worms and insects in your house plants so you have to do the job of soil aerating!
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Never Ever Give Up

A self reflection:

I got a 75 on my first biochem exam last semester, tears were shed and I was sure I could never make it through 2 semesters…

I continued to work my butt off and got 75’s on the two following exams…

As the final approached a C was pretty much THE HIGHEST grade I could even imagine.

Then against all odds I got 105% on the final with the curve… And an A- in my first semester of biochem.

Now here I am a semester later approaching finals with a solid A & i consider biochem my easy A, favorite subject, pretty much my main squeeze.

Lesson Learned: if you want something bad, never never ever give up, be persistent, work your ass off, give it 100% every time, don’t let failure bring you down-learn from it, and defy the odds.

Sounds like a cliché, but as finals approach, I hope someone facing this struggle reads this, runs with it and gets that grade!

Best of luck!

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