Saturday in Kat’s Garden

4 Apr

How amazing what Mother Nature can accomplish in less than seven days.

The Giant Elephant Ears have survived and are already a foot high, where last Saturday there was nothing!  They traveled a bit from where they were last year, but seem none the worse for having done so.

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The Jasmine is in bloom and the fragrance is enticing, where last Saturday there was nothing!

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The amaryliis suddenly launched, where last Saturday there was nothing!  One will even bloom soon.

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The ferns are vigorously thriving and the four o’clocks have reseeded themselves, and there was nothing in these spots last Saturday!

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The iris are, one by one, showing of here and there:

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The leaves on the Orchid Tree and the Jacaronda are bursting free and gracefully waiving overhead, where last Saturday there were only a few…bravely, tentatively reaching for the sun.

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The Areca Palm and Birds of Paradise have been pruned, but how I’ll get up high enough to prune the Queen Palms I haven’t quite figured out yet:

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Two of the Hibiscus and the ever-invasive Bamboo have been pruned back, too.

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The bane of this year’s garden has also been sprouting like…weeds!

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Thank you, Mother Nature.  I’m sure next week will bring even more exciting changes.

2 Responses to “Saturday in Kat’s Garden”

  1. Nicole April 4, 2009 at 9:42 PM #

    YAY the pictures of your garden… its sooo pretty. I’m so jealous I want a garden. We live in a condo so its just whatever they want to plant. I have this tree by the house that I call my “elf” tree. I always leave stuff there like stones etc.. its the only place that the flowers just grow wild.

    • Faerie♥Kat April 4, 2009 at 10:02 PM #

      This is the first and only home I’ve ever owned; I bought it in 1993. Up
      until that time, I, too, lived places (like apartments, townhouses and
      condos) where I was not at liberty to modify the landscape. So, I did a
      lot of container gardening and had some bonsai trees. Every winter I would
      force bulbs inside, like paperwhites and hyacinths. Stargazer lilies did
      very well in half-whiskey barrels on the fire escape when I lived in an old
      Victorian house in Newport, RI. But having a whole yard to shape and mold,
      scrape and dig and play in has been a dream come true, and a very big
      learning experience that continues even now. I worked hard for it, I
      earned it completely on my own, and I think you can probably understand how
      every plant and tree on it is a precious entity and my friend.

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