|An unhappy Poppit|
| So, to avoid slipping into my own gnarly depression this fall and winter, I gave in to my craving for Nature's beauty to keep my center and expand my focus. |
In September and October, clippers in hand, I ravaged my beautiful summer pots filled with fuchsias, kalanchoe and coleus for cuttings. I prowled the garden sections of The ReStore for small pots and The Salvation Army for tiny glass vases. With virtuous glee, I realized that recycling Trader Joe's Kalamata Olives and Ginger Chutney Jars to hold cuttings made perfect sense, and filled all the vases and jars with a plant yummy mixture of water and compost tea.
And today, December 7th, my garden lives again:
Even my five year old kalanchoe, outraged by being left out too long in the cold and then mercilessly buzz cut, has produced a flower.
My blooming flowers do not change what I know about friends and family. They are like the New Testament's lilies: