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May 27, 2011
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This week our neighborhood suddenly erupted in flower. Our landlord’s rose bush is bursting with pink.

Though we didn’t plant any “flowers”, we have a number of flowers blooming in our garden too. Small yellow flowers shot up from the bok choi and mesclun, delicate white flowers have begun to arrive on the peas, and tiny yellow blooms are appearing on the cherry tomato plants. For leafy crops, the flowers indicate the end of the harvest time. For the fruit bearing plants, they offer the somewhat tenuous promise of fruit to come. All of them are a reminder of the beauty and magic of plants.

Also amazing and beautiful are the small, white flowers on our bonsai tree, Maury. What is most amazing about this is the fact that we’ve kept it alive (and happy enough to flower) by remembering to water it (almost) every day.

On the other end of things, the massive and complex root systems that support the plants above are pretty impressive as well.

How does one little seed produce all those roots AND flowers?

One Comment leave one →
  1. Lena permalink
    May 29, 2011 3:55 am

    wow Maury has flowers?! way to go!!

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