Wednesday, April 23, 2008

It Didn’t Die!!

I believe in miracles. But maybe what you consider a miracle and what I consider a miracle are two different things. Having grown up in California where not too much goes dormant in the winter, I am always surprised living here in Utah when spring comes and things come to life again. Particularly in my own yard. I don’t have a green thumb, but I try. I’m a sucker for loading my yard with perennials that bloom at different times of the year so that I have color all year long. (Bottom picture is of my last home. But the new owners hated it so they ripped all flowers, perennials, and shrubs.) But for some reason I kill certain plants long before their time. I kill zucchini and squash plants most every year. And sometimes our trees just never come out of dormancy. Like last year our red maple just never came back to life in the spring. So you must know how amazed I am this
year to see my trees in bloom. Here is my Yoshiro Flowering Cherry in bloom. Honestly, with me as the gardener it’s a miracle it’s made it close to two years in my yard. But my Patmore Ash is still dormant……or is it dead? I don't see any buds on it yet. I do believe in miracles, I do, I do, I do.


Michael said...

What a beautiful shot of that blossom! Please tell me it was with that new D40!

How can you kill squash plants? They grow practically wild!

Paul said...

Seeing the picture of the old house reminds me that it will still be a couple of years before our flower beds are that full and cheery.

Guess we need to go buy some more plants...when it finally turns to spring for good.

Anonymous said...

Ohhh you have never experienced the challenge of growing things in a sub tropical climate! One might think it would be real easy to grow pretty much anything in Florida. Bah is what I say! Every year my veggie garden get decimated my torrential rains, ravaging swarms of insects, and fungus!


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