|The hydroponic garden (I was out of town for two weeks.)|
|The lilies of the valley grow wild|
on the corner by our parking lot.
I warned her. "I love plants, I really do, but I have no idea how to take care of them."
|The rhododendron tree towers to|
the second floor!
What a blessing! Yesterday enormous poppies started popping from Muppet-like buds, and today I noticed that the bushy lavender plants are sending up tall budding spikes that promise an immense and fragrant future. A little patch of Sister Laura's seedlings grew two inches since yesterday morning! And the "dead" rose plant is putting forth a tentative new green shoot. The lupine seems to have seeded itself all over the garden: the distinctive leaves are showing up in a haphazard way that could not have been planned by any earthly gardener, but that hint at new beauty later in the summer.
Granted, there is one patch of garden that doesn't seem to be doing anything, and I do fear for it, but Sister Laura will be home next week to remedy the situation there. Meanwhile, there is so much to enjoy, I am going to have to thank Sister Laura for insisting that I really could take care of her garden while she was away!
|Does that bud not look like a Muppet character?|