Thanks for stopping by.
Friday’s blog a private peek, so today I thought I’d
show you something pretty impressive…
Remember ages ago – must have been just after Christmas –
we had the discussion about our poinsettias.
which had mostly shed their leaves, leaving rather barren looking sticks. Look familiar?
Well, the question was whether we binned it, or put up with its sad-looking state, to see if it might turn the corner if we gave it light and water. Many of you shouted BIN IT!
But I felt that was a little cruel, had a tender moment and even gave the sticks in a pot a prime spot on the kitchen window sill. (This was primarily so that I would remember to look after it).
A couple of months later, in April, we were impressed.
What a little sun and water can do, eh!
Well, the red disappeared, but the green flourished!
Here we are in October, and we have a veritable tree!
My little Garden Grace is well impressed.
So am I!
All we are waiting for now is the redness to happen.
But look how healthy it is!
Which just goes to show.
I don’t even particularly like poinsettias, but I love this one!
And this year, instead of buying the annual lasts-a-month one,
I can give this loveliness pride of place for a second year.
Amazing what a little patience and nurturing can achieve.
I’m thinking of getting some car window stickers made:
“A Poinsettia is not just for Christmas”
I am happy to report that the little statue of Grace is still intact too. When we were having the garage built recently, one of the builders was running a hose through the garden, and I just happened to see that it was about to knock Grace off her seat under the ginkgo tree. I haven’t moved that fast since I set the school record for hurdles in the 70’s !
On Monday I fly to New York, to spend a few days with the real Grace. She is working hard in her acting career. She too has figured out that patience (mixed with kind and gentle determination) are essential in this mad mad mad world.
Here she is in her first big-screening. Watch this space.
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cannot tell you how much I am looking forward to seeing that girl.