Tuesday, March 2, 2010

A little spring in the middle of a long winter!

In Early december our Birthday group got together and exchanged presents. One of the ladies gave each of us this plant that we could nurture throughout the winter. I told my bag of gifts and stored them deep in my closet. It was a busy Christmas with so many things to deal with I ended up forgetting about my bag of goodies.

In Early February I saw the bag and thought I should unpack it and put things away. When I peered in I said to myself "what on earth is that?" A little closer inspection showed this sweet plant trying to grow in my dark closet!


I never even planted it in dirt. Just kept running out of time.


It bloomed last week! It is so nice to have a little spring in the middle of winter! Talk about a being survivor and having a little resiliency!

9 comments:

Laura L. said...

How fun! Didn't even need too much of a green thumb for that one. It was just doin' it's own thing!

What a neat gift idea your friend had. I have always wanted an amaryllis in winter, but never think to buy one.

Leah said...

Oh the spiritual lessons in that one.......God can make us into what He wants regardless of those around us........God's plan for our life will come to be, no matter what........He will get His will done for the orphan, and we are so blessed to just get to hang on for the ride......

Lori said...

I was thinking the same thing as Leah! I love that story! And the flower is simply gorgeous.

**But as I recall, haven't you said in previous posts that you tend to kill plants?? Maybe the answer is to just shove them in the closet from now on! HEE!! Move your clothes over and make room for your tomato plants!

Hezra said...

that IS the secret Lori(I kill plants too) we move our clothes out in the sunlight, and stuff our garden in the closet! or will it only work for this particular plant?? hmm, and do I WANT to hang my clothes outside? lol well, I suppose not.

Karin said...

What a beautiful flower!! Wow...what a nice surprise in the back of your closet. :)

Jennifer O'Cain said...

Thanks for the laugh. THat sounds just like something a busy mom (like me 2)would do. How funny! And so amazing it turned out so beautiful.

Mom Of Many said...

Awwww, what a fun surprise. Too bad it wasn't a money tree though, ya' know? As long as you are finding live plants in the back of your closet...I'm just sayin'.

And if I'm reading you right, you are doggone sick of snow?? ME TOO. We are a snowy mess/mud bowl outside. Some of it is melting and then a guy had to come and bull doze a path to the propane tank and that meant bulldozing on top of our mud (since there is no lawn)...and so there is mud in the house...mixed with sand...cause of the mixture that's out there being the "driveway"...ugh...I just want to run away to somewhere warm...where I can sip something that has a little umbrella in it.....course, now I'm thinkin' of me in a bathing suit and thinkin'...maybe dealing with the mud is lookin' pretty good, ya' know?? xo

TanyaLea said...

Wow...a plant that is little to no maintenance and even grows in the dark...sounds like MY kind of green thumb! And here I thought you had to be Martha in order to grow these pretty exotic flowers!! ;) I'm feel'in ya on the whole 'ready for spring flowers' thing...SO ready! I keep thinking how Khloe will be home to help me with those flowers this year...can't wait!

Here's my email as requested:
thomclan@cfaith.com

Blessings,
~ Tanya

a Tonggu Momma said...

Now THAT is the kind of plant I could grow... one that thrives in spite of my active efforts to kill it. Love that it brightened your month!