If you want to know if a plant is happy,
check out its new leaf.
I have been watching my new elephant ear, ‘Frydek’ for the past eight days.
I wasn’t sure if it would like the its new spot up against the house.
Its first new leaf has expressed approval of the new location.
It came up furled, as usual.
Then a few days later, it started to open
and show its colors.
Then it drooped a bit in the rain.
Now it is standing up big and strong.
The new leaf is twice as big as the leaves that formed when it was in the pot.
Frydek likes its new home.
I wish I could “turn over a new leaf” in just eight days.