I'm always fascinated by specific symptoms and learning what causes them. The conditions my plants went through during our move (and pre-move,) were fairly severe, and I probably didn't prepare them early enough. I think this is why some of them suffered such damage. If I had taken more time to be absolutely sure the moisture in the soil was just right, they would have adjusted better. The good news is that most of them are already beginning to grow out healthy, colorful crowns again. In my grooming this week, I removed damaged, marred and under-sized leaves that will never recover. The plants look so much better already!
Next on the agenda is to order more soil from Cape Cod Violetry, along with a few more perma-nest trays. I need to begin thinking of my repotting fest again! My, how time flies! It seems like just yesterday I was posting blog pictures of my repotting fest. And even though several plants were already repotted before the move, most of them will still be done again this winter. With the removal of marred leaves and the shock they've gone through, a nice rejuvenation is probably in order.
Time is running out for me to get my third stand ready for plants. My third stand is what I use for standards. It's a steel, industrial shelving unit that we've modified with lights (and I stapled vinyl tablecloths around the plywood shelves). It only has two shelves, with the rest being used for storage. It's set up, but I've had to use the top shelf for my potting area. The table I usually use has taken up residence in our new kitchen as an island. Eventually, however, something else will have to be worked out. Even though I only have about a dozen standards, I'll eventually need a special shelf just for them. They won't do well for long with the lights so close to their crowns. Well, until next time, my friends....good growing!