Category Archives: GARDENING

The wait is over

And it was worth it.

When We Wait

This is the only orchid I own.  I bought it at Home Depot about a year ago for $9.  Mostly because of its miniature size and striking magenta color.

One by one, the petals fell until there was nothing but tentacles and waxy leaves.  I didn’t know what to do.  I kept it moist, left it on my windowsill, and waited.

And then a crazy thing happened. Tiny green buds began to appear.  Now, almost a year later it’s almost ready to burst.

So is my heart.

Worth the wait

Almost There

I’ve been watching and waiting for these blossoms since I planted its bulbs months ago. Wish I remembered what it is.

I suspect it will not disappoint.

Bring Outside In

These are parsley blossoms. They look delicate, but they have staying power. Parsley grows so easily here in North Carolina. And it grows in abundance so I let it bolt.  They make for lovely arrangements indoors, too. 

Even next to my fake, purple flowers on the mantle. 

Plants are back. With a vengeance. And it’s not just ferns and fig trees. It is everything: twigs, oak leaves, evergreens.  And it’s beautiful. 

You don’t need a green thumb. They do pretty well on their own. 

A nice privacy screen and setting for my porch.  Instant relaxation.  

That rose has seen better days though.😬

Purple Majesty

I’ve been waiting for this moment for two years.

 

They were not open this morning, but as I pulled into the driveway about an hour ago, I could see that brilliant purple.

Awe.  Like first time you see that fledgling sprout push its way through the soil.

In fact,  I gasped.

Beautiful purple irises.

I wish I could tell you their specific name, but I have no clue.

They are majestic no matter what their official name may be.

Paper whites 

They just blossomed last week. 

You mist, water and wait.   Then one day, you burst with joy when you see signs of life  once again.

It’s worth all of the anticipation.