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The happy plant escapes its confines.

by KharisJo on March 24, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

This Dracena or Happy Plant began life as a small cutting in a pot in my shade house. Over the years it put down its roots into the earthen floor and made a breakout from the shade into the sunlight, forming such a strong crown of leaves among the towering Jacarandas overhead that it can't be pulled inside and contained again. Sorta symbolic I think :)


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