Thursday, March 10, 2011

New Life

I love Gerbera Daisies! They are such happy flowers.

So, last May, before my gall bladder surgery, I picked up three plants.

I planted them in one of the Chinese water buckets that Robin and I purchased the last time we went to the Warrenton Antique Fair together.

I'm am not real good at keeping plants alive. The rosemary plant that I bought in January is turning black in my kitchen already!

But these Gerbera daisies thrived on the back step. This is what they looked like in October of last year.

(taken from my iPhone)

And then, the Great Houston Snowstorm of 2011 hit in February. No snow to speak of in our neck of the woods, but we did get some freezing weather. And it took out my Gerbera daisies. The leaves turned from green to brown...and it was with great sadness that I plucked the dead stuff from the water bucket.

But, on Sunday morning I noticed this...

New growth springing forth from the barrenness. There are actually three new shoots emerging. The one to the upper right (near the label) is so small that it is hard to see in this picture, but it is there. I am so excited!

Now, if my mums can make a comeback too!


Jennifer said...

I can see it! I hope it's the start of something beautiful. :)

Michelle DeRusha@Graceful said...

New life from decay -- nothing is more beautiful than that!