Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Sweet Surprises

Tucked in a corner under an avocado tree in Laguna I stumbled across an old plastic pot that was filled with the loveliest lilies in perfect bloom. It was probably a gift or something I picked up to brighten the house at a holiday many years ago that never made it to be planted in the garden proper, so it just lives on with little care or notice year after year. It is sweet surprises like this that I cherish from my garden.

8 comments:

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

That is an awesome surprise. Wow!

. . . Lisa and Robb . . . said...

So, are you going to plant 'em at some point? Have they earned a reprieve from the plastic pot?

Floridagirl said...

Ooh, that's a sweet treat! Beautiful color on that lily. Amazing that it's still alive. It seems anytime I discover some long, lost plant hiding out, it's quite dead at that point. Plastic and Florida heat don't go well together.

NellJean said...

I am convinced that lilies have a secret life underground. They are quite forgiving, but respond to well to just a bit of encouragement.

Curbstone Valley Farm said...

A beautiful surprise. I have a similar pot in my garden with some tulips that someone gifted. I always forget it's there until it surprises me with blooms. I love those sorts of surprises!

Msrobin said...

I look at each blossom as a sweet surprise. I just love to check each day to see what's in bloom.

Wellness Writer said...

How lovely is that?

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