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Great winter surprise!


I had planted a Lilly and some “moss rose” in a container for pure decoration last summer and I thought that it was completely dead! The moss rose was dead to the point of decay and the Lilly had laid down and turned dead brown.
When I was cleaning out some of my dead container plants, this one had some growth underneath all of that dead growth that wilted after our last 10deg cold blast. Get a load of what was growing on under about an inch of dead and decomposing foliage:

YES! The Lilly had wilted and totally covered this new growth! The old dead growth had sacrificed itself to provide a “cold blanket” for the next season’s growth! AMAZING!

This planter was out on the porch in a STEEL box all through the hard freeze
unprotected, and it “took care of itself” this winter!

The above photo is the “after photo” after I had cleaned up all of the dead stuff and gave it a nice topcoat of earthworm castings, dry molasses, and a thin layer of lava-sand..

These little guys should be VERY happy campers come August! {grin}

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Its amazing what Nature can do.
What a lovely Surprise!!!

Keep Smiling.

Freesiaperson x

28 Jan, 2010


Thats Mother Nature for you, she`s not always cruel, does make you smile a lot of the time...Good job you didn`t just chuck it on the compost, guess you better check the rest and see if you get anymore surprises....

28 Jan, 2010


Mother nature never ceases to amaze me every day!
That fact is probably the single most addicting factor about gardening..
I just love it!

29 Jan, 2010

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