From Small Beginnings…

OK, so I haven’t made it up Scout (yet) this week and I haven’t been out and about on any wonderful walks and there just isn’t a lot of ‘Spring’ happening yet but I have planted little wonder seeds and am watching the small beginnings emerge in the  greenhouse…

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Here are two of my favorites.  The first, a little wild lupine from seed I gathered one very rainy day tromping down an old logging road and remembering the profusion of yellow blooms I’d seen earlier in the summer at that spot… OK so it’s a little like growing a mighty weed… but beautiful.  And yes, Jim, it will be moving to other quarters before it becomes invasive!

The second little seedling is a happy little licorice-scented volunteer that blooms crazy purple bottlebrushes.  I don’t ever seem to use ‘Anise-hyssop’ but I grow it for the love of the scent and the carefree blooms.  (Or should I say, it grows itself from the zillions of pepper-sized seeds it scatters).  My job is merely Protector from the weeding wizard!  So far, so good.

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Meanwhile, out and about there are these sweet little fir cones forming bright wee bouquets…

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…and Miss Ash, the broccoli look-alike, a young ash grown from seed but destined for destruction as a garden plot is being developed at its feet… and that will never do.  Poor ash.

And that’s the week’s findings in the horticulture department.  Blessings on all your seed-sowing.

LS


“He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves [with him].” Psalm 126:6

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