A week ago, I cleared off last year’s leaves and assorted debris from my garden beds and discovered, to my delighted surprise, tulips!:
Now, granted, these are not surprise plants. I made a bed and planted the bulbs (with the aid of enthusiastic children) last fall. But they still feel like a gift to me. The labor to plant them is long-forgotten, the winter has been long and the snow deep, and it’s hard to believe that after sleeping under that white coverlet for so many months, they would uncurl and stretch up towards the sun. Yet here they are.
Funny how so much gestation and growth happens in the dark, in the hidden places, in the dry times where nothing seems to be happening. Then, look, here is spring and all those small sleepy things have become green growing things.
Sorta like stories.
How are all your gardens doing?
Oh, look at them! That’s exciting.
My coriander is doing great. Everything else, sadly, went the way of the hungry kitty O.O I left the lid off the little greenhouse thing and Navi ate all the shoots. Hoping to plant some more today and find somewhere away from marauding kittens for them to grow.
Aw, bummer. Maybe you should plant some decoy catnip to keep the kitties away from the other plants??
I bought 4 potted plants from trader joe’s a couple of weeks ago. Two are dead already. Two are doing well on my windowsill – still too cold to put anything outside in WI.
I’m thinking of growing my own herbs in my balcony this summer. Let’s see if I can find the motivation.
I have terrible luck with indoor plants. I always kill them. Any plant under my care needs not to be dependent on me for water. Luckily, we get a fair amount of rain here.