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      Hi, All-   A recent gardening success at Casa David- this Pothos plant was coaxed into growing out of a very long stem from the parent plant above it. There's a bit of a story here...     I found a very lonely cutting languishing in a soft drink bottle in a window, up in Betty's bedroom. It had no doubt been filled with water like a vase and put in a window that gets the afternoon sun. But then it got forgotten, for who knows how long. It was looking a little pale. There was no water in the bottom of the bottle, but it was still slightly damp like a terrarium. There was a bit of moss down there, and a few stringy roots. I took it home to Casa David and gently planted it in a small, white plastic pot and crossed my fingers...     Fast forward about 3-5 years. That cutting survived and thrived in a sunny window with a SW exposure in our very shady yard at Casa Clutter. The stem made two large circles. I then got a plantlet started at the end of that long stem. Tried air layering which isn't really the best way to propagate Pothos, but I pulled it off somehow. That cutting is now a thriving plant back at Casa Betty (also SW exposure):     So I tried air layering again with a now leafless, long stem and wasn't really getting anywhere with that. One day recently, I went outside and got some clay dirt and filled a shallow tray and watered it. Just covered that leafless stem down in the dirt. The plant got the message and immediately produced a nice new leaf. The humus seen in the photo was just an afterthought to make it look nicer- that vine is in clay dirt really. Note to self: Pothos doesn't really do well with air layering. Just stick any part of it into dirt and water. New plant results.     These little house plants have meaning for me because they came to me through Betty. This came from the last living plant inside her house. She was actually a pretty good gardener, I believe. But she told me she had had bad luck with indoor plants. She had mostly converted over to silk plants by the time I got to know her.  Probably life got busy and she forgot to water... in retrospect, I think Betty and I got busy tending a different garden- our relationship. Many wonderful memories from that...   Clutter      
    • sunrat
      - ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Debian Security Advisory DSA-4741-1 security@debian.org https://www.debian.org/security/ Moritz Muehlenhoff August 05, 2020 https://www.debian.org/security/faq - ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Package : json-c CVE ID : CVE-2020-12762 Tobias Stoeckmann discovered an integer overflow in the json-c JSON library, which could result in denial of service or potentially the execution of arbitrary code if large malformed JSON files are processed. For the stable distribution (buster), this problem has been fixed in version 0.12.1+ds-2+deb10u1.
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