Old and new potsSeveral days ago, I mentioned that I would be moving my new office palms to a new pot. Well, I gave it a go on Saturday. Unfortunately, things went somewhat awry, as they are wont to do. I had bought a 75¢ clay pot at Wal-Mart in the hopes that it would provide a comfortable new home for my plant. So I yanked the palms out of their old plastic pot and tried to stuff them into their new pot.

Poor fitIt didn’t work.

Sadly, the base of the clay pot was too small for yours truly to squeeze all the soil and roots of the palms into it. As an aside, I would like to add that I am often not very good at estimating sizes and distances. Here we have a prime example of that fact.

New potAt this point, there was really only one thing to do. I hurried back to Wal-Mart and bought a new pot. However, I had to spend more money this time to find a pot that was a good fit. This shiny black beauty set me back $6, but quite frankly, it looks really nice. And it holds Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego quite comfortably in its spacious bowl. Finally, I figure that if the plant dies, I’ve still got the pot for future vegetative ventures.

New pot on my deskSo the moral of the story is this: if you want something done right, be willing to spend a little extra money. Me, I ended up spending $11 on this plant, but I suppose that’s a lot cheaper than a dog, a cat, or a baby. Another possible moral is that you should get someone who knows what she’s doing to take care of your office decor.