small miracle

May 20, 2008

I’ve never had much of a green thumb,  but last year I got a little obsessed with clippings.  Clip some of this…some of that…stick in a jar of water and wait for roots to sprout like magic.  I believed that in some small way, if I started from scratch…I’d be more attentive to them…(in other words, remember to water and bring inside before a freeze)…

I cataloged my garden, an eclectic mix herbs I would never eat, and “pretty plants”

  • Mexican Oregano
  • Rosemary
  • Basil
  • Mexican Heather
  • Aloe
  • Jade
  • Nick’s wild fern
  • Beloved Rubber Tree

Took me about two months to sprout a root on the rubber tree clipping.  I had Nick plant the sprig with utmost care.  I fertilized, watered, nurtured, and loved that bloody plant…and when the great freeze came, I begged Nick to cover this plant as it had grown too big to haul indoors with the rest.  All was well, until we forgot to remove the plastic cover…and my beautiful plant burned to a crisp.  This spring, I opted not to clip…too disheartened by my loss…that is until I woke up the other day, and saw this…

A tiny bit of green…

a closer look

small miracle indeed…