Task #24 Jade
Journaling: When Grandpa Byron Witzke (Chris’ grandpa) passed away in 1999 this jade plant came home with us after the funeral. I wish I knew who it was from, but knowing it was to honor Grandpa Byron makes it special. Through the years it has grown despite my lack of a green thumb. Many times its future has looked grim but it would rally back to our surprise. We usually put it outside in the spring/summer and brought it inside in the fall, and in 2011 we only got it into the garage where it sat for quite a while, void of sunlight and the warmer temps of indoor living. When it finally was brought in, it became more and more obvious that half of it was dead. The difference between the two sides became more apparent each day, and finally one day whole branches started falling off. We were reassured that it would be fine. Sure enough, we started to see little green evidence of life coming from the “dead” side of the plant after awhile!