I have been quite worried about Gingie for a while now. Spring has Sprung here in Texas, and I was getting no love from Gingie. All I had was a naked stick. I was really concerned that I had killed Gingie. Still, I've been watering him faithfully and talking to him (and shaking/thumping him a little) and telling him to wake up.
This week I noticed that the clover in Gingie's pot has really started to grow and I thought--surely clover is more fragile than a Ginkgo Biloba tree! If the clover is okay, then Gingie must be okay too.
Well, I just went out onto the balcony and since yesterday Gingie has sprouted a few leaves! I am so relieved!
Side note: He is also covered in little specs of paint because the contractors painted the balcony and got paint on Gingie and Rosie. That is one of the reasons I was so worried. I thought the paint might have killed him. You can sort of see little whitish speckles of paint in the close up photo.