Gardening for me is a continual curiosity.
In a perennial garden
Plants come back every year
But that doesn’t mean that everything is the same
There is a pattern to the bloom
And a familiarity
As old friends pop out of the ground
And return to bloom
Year after year.
Now I love repetition.
I can eat the same thing for breakfast
But there comes a time in your garden
When you want to try the impossible.
I’ve tried the impossible
(Delphinium come to mind)
Here in my zone 7 garden
But there is something between
And the easy.
Let’s call it the improbable.
It may work
Or it may not.
One plant that falls into that category here
Is Calla Lily.
They are an elegant flower
With a fat stem that can be gently worked
To bend in the direction you want
In an arrangement.
They actually grow in a good part of the country
Zones 3 – 10.
It took a long time for them to get established in my garden,
And even after all these years they are not profuse bloomers.
But they are here
Each year they return.
Their glorious leaves are a welcomed site
Each spring when they come out of the ground.
Their June blooms
Make me smile.
The simple elegance
Reminds me that working to accomplish
Is time well spent.
In the garden
And in life.