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Plant Obituary – Ione

Ione (before freezing to death) - 09/15/2008 to 10/08/2011

Ione (before freezing to death) – 09/15/2008 to 10/08/2011

Ione the passion flower passed peacefully in the cold this fall as Janelle, a baker by trade, remodeled her house. This is what Janelle had to say about the ordeal…

“Really, this is a confessional. This plant didn’t just die on me, I murdered it. I moved it outside while remodeling the house. As cold weather approached I chose to not bring it back in. It had gotten huge! Some of the vines reached lengths of over 10 feet. This plant was taking over my house. I loved the graceful vines and the beautiful little flowers that would bloom in the spring and the fall but keeping up with the trelissing was becoming a downer. So, I let it die. I still feel horrible about this wanton planticide and though I feel remorse, I would do it again. It’s pot and trellis still sit on the patio and the sight haunts me as I stand at my kitchen sink and look out the window at the remains. I’m sorry passion vine… I’m not the person I thought I was.”

Ione will be buried Spring of 2013 in the compost pile.

Plant Obituary – Xavier


Xavier 05/03/2012 - 12/11/2012

Xavier 05/03/2012 – 12/11/2012

Xavier, a colorful Croton, received severe frostbite after being left outside too late into the season and apparently continues to be out there. Xavier will continue to sit in the yard in his frozen state indefinitely. Jackie, a nun wrangler by trade, is devastated by the news.

Xavier was a loyal and loving plant. His favorite pastimes were playing fetch, sniffing other plants’ pots and “marking his territory” in the backyard. Jackie let him out to do his business in the yard sometime back in September and forgot to retrieve him. It wasn’t until mid-December that Jackie realized her error. Poor Xavier was a goner. Jackie’s heart aches but she is thankful that Xavier taught her an important lesson: never trust Jackie with a dog.