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Monday, January 17, 2011

I Miss Gardening!

I was cleaning out my desk at work last week and came upon this poor struggling bulb. A year (or maybe even two) ago, I brought a few paperwhite bulbs to work to grow. They did well in the office, and after they died for the year, I just took the whole pot, bulbs, dirt and all and shoved it in a drawer. Well, I found the pot when cleaning out the drawer and one of the bulbs was trying so hard to grow. It had a tiny, white, un-nurtered start struggling to survive. I love plants and gardening, so I felt really bad that this poor plant was stuck in that drawer and forgotten. I immediatly took it out, cleaned it up, watered it, and am proud to say it is growing healthy now! This was taken the day after I found it, when the small, half-inch white start was starting to turn yellow. Today, a week later, it is a 2.5 inch green shoot!

I really miss gardening. I crave going outside and cleaning up my yard. I did go out and move some leaves around and saw a few tulips starting to show through the dirt over the weekend. Spring cannot come soon enough!


  1. I miss gardening also. So tired of winter already!

  2. Oh wow the sign of life. Now I am eagerly looking forward to Spring! Happy Monday!

  3. Wow I cant believe it survived living in the drawer! Amazing!

  4. Look at that beautiful photo and the life! that just won't stop. PS: I could use some help cleaning up the flower beds. ;)

  5. Isn't it a wonderful feeling to rescue something? This story brought tears to my eyes. I enjoyed Diana's phrase, "life that just won't stop"!!
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  6. What kind of a plant is it?

  7. Awwwww I Love it...awesome that you can bring it back! It was just sitting there waiting for you to nurture it!
    Love your beach swingset picture too....Hope you get to go for your bday!


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