I have potted ti plants on my lanai. I really like them, but they have gotten to be really overgrown. I decided I’d chop them. People do it to their ti plants all the time – you just cut them down to a stump, and they grow new heads.
BEFORE (The pot on the left is before. I forgot to take a ‘before’ of the pot on the right)
Ti cuttings root really easily, so I stuck the chopped-off tops in a bowl of water. After a while, they will have roots, and I can plant them properly.
I was also curious about something I’ve seen in tourist shops: they sell a small piece of ti stem, and say you can just lay it horizontally on some dirt, and it will grow. I chopped some stem pieces and I’m giving it a try:
The trip to Keanae is over and I’m home again. I’m at my delightfully dry apartment. Camping is normally kind of uncomfortable, but the constant rain was just so damp. It was cool outside my apartment last night, but I left my air conditioner running just to make the air extra dry.
But in spite of all the rain at camp, the kids were great. They didn’t complain, they stayed happy, and they treated each other with kindness. It was great.
They spent a lot of time in the gym:
We did get to do the shirt-decorating activity. They were so creative. I should remember to get more sparkly paint next year. They liked the sparkly paint.
As a bonus, the heavy rain gave us a show – the cliffs that we can see from the campground had several rainwater runoff waterfalls. They were powerful and terrifying.
It did stop raining just in time for us to leave.
It continued to rain yesterday. The taro patch excursion was canceled. It was disappointing. The kids stayed in good spirits though.
The rain stopped late in the afternoon, and we played hide and seek with groups and walkie-talkies. The kids loved it!
We come home today after breakfast, cleanup, and devotions.
It’s raining a lot. And cold. The kids don’t care. They’re a fun group. Noisy, but nice. Today we go to the taro patch. More wet! I’m looking forward to it though. It’s really interesting.
I’m going to outdoor ed with the fifth graders today. We are going to a YMCA camp that’s halfway to Hana. It’s gorgeous there.
There are a bunch of different fun activities for the kids. One of the activities is decorating tshirts. I was in charge of checking the old tshirt paint and getting new ones as needed. I absent-mindedly left the bag of last year’s paints on a bench by the office, and they disappeared. Dang.
So yesterday after school, I stopped by the craft store to buy all new. I spent a lot of money. On the plus side of things, I spent so much money that buying a discount membership card ended up being an economical move, so now I can get 10% off all my purchases at the craft store. Yay!
I wanted to be sure not to run out.
There is a weak signal at the camp, so I probably won’t be able to upload any pictures to posts while I’m there. I will try to at least give some short reports.