Me, not so much. I usually just post a pretty picture.
Today, I'm posting something misleading -- it just looks like a pretty picture of a flower. But there's a lesson in it. A lesson in persistence. Persistence in the Face of a Dire Threat to Life.
|Not just a pretty flower
Last fall I dug that Hellebore up because I was renovating the bed it was in. And then I not only never replanted it, but I did major surgery on it. I cut the enormous clump into four pieces with a bow saw. It was the first Hellebore I ever planted here, 10 years ago, and the root ball was massive, about 24 inches across. It was so heavy I couldn't move it, so I cut it in four pieces, so I could at least move the less heavy chunks.
And now it's flowering. And it's the first Hellebore in my garden to start flowering.
|Still uprooted. And flowering.
In fact, all four sections are flowering.
These two sections have 21 flowering stems between them.
There's a lesson here: If some mad crazy person ever cuts you into four pieces with a bow saw, keep going like nothing happened.
I really should get those bits back in the ground ASAP, huh? This Hellebore deserves it.