Sunday, March 20, 2011

A miracle of nature.

I planted my Lenten roses six or seven years ago, and they truly do bloom in Memphis at the start of Lent. When the sun shines through their blossoms, they are so beautiful and delicate that I expect fairies to be dancing underneath. It's as close as I get to a springtime religious experience.

Unfortunately, my plants had never propagated, which is why I was

flabbergasted today to find all these lovely babies. "Why now?" I wondered while I weeded. And then it came to me. This fall, I finally got my yard man to leave the leaves in the flower beds. Usually, he blows them all out.

So there you have it: Lenten roses are woodland plants that need Mother Nature's blanket to keep up their good work.

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