Transplant. A person who moved into a community from somewhere else. An organ that has been gifted or harvested from one person and given to another. The act of moving a plant from one location to another. The act of a person moving to a new location as in: “I am transplanting from New York to Connecticut.” Or any combination of moving an object or person from one distinct place to another.
“Time to Transplant” can refer to the season of moving plants or separating bulbs. It can mean it is time to downsize an overgrown plant and take the smaller plants to friends and family members. We downsized a Quince bush this Spring, making the receivers very happy with their hardy new yard-dwellers.
Propagation became known to me during 4-H years in Minnesota. Learning to propagate African Violets from one leaf was always a joy-filled experiment in growing a plant from a leaf. Last year I repeated the magic for a friend who had gorgeous violet plants and had no idea a new plant could emerge from one leaf-stem. I took pictures on a regular basis (see some here in the blog) to demonstrate the rapid growth of the new African Violet. Plus, my excited attentions must have helped the plant grow too!
Yes, I believe that positive attention on all living objects matters. People. Animals. Plants. All need some level of attention to grow and prosper; to heal and evolve; and to thrive and stay alive.
Percolate and pollinate are verbs I’ve used to describe the brewing of ideas or the expansion and fertilization of ideas. Whether we transplant, propagate, percolate, or pollinate – we are performing acts of nesting, creating a sense of home in our outer worlds as well as in our hearts, minds, and maybe even our souls.
What will you transplant this year?
How will the transplanting serve you?
Nesting is about the objects and experiences that create a sense of home. Without home, it is difficult to maintain health, find joy, or to be productive. Enjoy the Nesting series of blogs on your search for and creation of a deep sense of home. –Jana