An Uncapped Pen

March 17, 2008

While I’ve been sleeping . . .

Filed under: The Garden — cindylv @ 6:52 am

. . . my lilac bush bloomed. Thousands of purple flowers with sunny yellow smiles stretched their arms open to embrace the arrival of Spring.

My patio is lined with terracotta pots sprouting baby basil, dill, radishes, spinach, and rocket. Last year’s onions, tucked up against the back wall for warmth, show firm green stalks ready for blooming.

Two more zucchini and another yellow squash peeked up during last night’s gentle rain. Another celebrity blossom erupted. The peppers continue to snooze, content to sleep another week before releasing a bud.

Hot pink nectarine flowers cling stubbornly to their branches, refusing to give way to green leaves. Tiny buds mark the ends of the two-year old limbs of the apple tree. Maybe this year, we’ll be blessed with an apple?

And the best discovery of the morning?

Thousands of fuzzy green pea-sized apricots promise sweet jam come September. Only five months to wait.

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2 Comments »

  1. You did get outside to visit the plants!!!!!

    It always gives me such peace to see things blooming. Gods way of bringing happiness to our lives. :-)

    Comment by angel — March 18, 2008 @ 4:36 pm | Reply

  2. Yikes! I’ve been working like hell, not working, traveling and not reading Dickens Challenge chapters — BUT, I am going to remedy that within the next couple of days. I’m behind, but I’ll be caught up soon. Sorry you were down and out and glad to hear you are feeling better!

    Comment by lisakenney — April 9, 2008 @ 6:05 am | Reply


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