Before I tell you about Watsons very sad ending, let me catch you up on everything that I didn’t post about him before he died……
In June, I was leaving to go to Chicago for what I didn’t know would turn out to be a 2 month stay!
But what I did know, was that planting Watson in the ground would be great for him!!! So I did just that!
I don’t have any pictures after I planted him, but let me tell you, he was looking sooo good! I was going to take him out of the ground before the first frost and put him back in a pot to bring inside.
Then, out of nowhere, we got a frost in the middle of October! But thankfully, Watson looked like he survived it.
So I checked the weather and no frosts were coming for a while. I still had time, or at least I thought, to get him out of the ground before then. Well, I slacked off and didn’t check the weather again, and then at the end of October another frost came. But this time, we were not so fortunate! The frost hit Watson hard, like really hard!! He looked terrible!!
On November 1st, a couple days after the frost, I got around to removing Watson from the earth and putting him in a pot. This picture was taken right after I took him out and knocked all the dirt off his roots.
I didn’t want to share a picture of his dying days because it’s not very attractive.
On December 17th, my lovely mother finished him…..she was tired of looking at my poor Watson.
We will always remember Watson as the plant that Mom thought was ugly (but grew to love), the plant that sat on the buffet next to the window, the only plant that I actually watered, the plant that I thought would actually survive to bear fruit, the plant that a friend couldn’t believe was still alive after a year, and the plant that we will never replace (never say never).
P. S. I did just find out that the Farmers Almanac says that the first frost in our area is around October 15th. Thanks for the information, Mom!!