In spite of myself…..

I always start out with the best of intentions.I receive a plant as a gift,and I always swear upon the gardening gods that I’m gonna take care of it.But I have to fess up-I’m not too good at that….
Two years ago,at Christmas,I received two Amaryllis,as gifts.Said me,to myself,” Oooo-I’m gonna plant these in the garden and see if they bloom again.”
Did I? Nope.They were left just as they were received.In that area of the garden we all have.The one where forgotten plants go to exist.We all have that area of our garden.Where we put those plants that aren’t doing well,or the ones we don’t know what to do with…You know you have one,too.

Then,today,Meems at Hoe and Shovel,posted on FaceBook,how her forgotten Amaryllis were finally blooming.
”Oooooo-I should really check on those of mine.”


And there they were!!!!IMG_0965

Forgotten…..IMG_0964

But blooming,none the less…..IMG_0963

In spite of me…

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Guess I need to get them in the ground…………….

5 responses to “In spite of myself…..

  1. Pingback: In spite of myself….. | thegreatwalloflutz

  2. Those are beautiful! Don’t you just love it when you have those wonderful surprises?

    Enjoy ~ FlowerLady

  3. Lorraine-they were a great surprise,I feel guilty because I didn’t take care of them the way I should have.I’m gonna work on that.

  4. They are beautiful Chris! I love the color! I’ve done that many a time, too, with some of my plants. I’ve even thrown house plants out that had died only to have them come back after a northern winter. Love those kinda surprises.

  5. Sue-I’ve done the same thing with houseplants,too.I figure they have a strong survival instinct,and I have to let them live.I do,too.That’s why my garden has become a jungle……

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