Lockdown day 43: with love from Dad
Monday April 27th 2020, 9:31 pm
Filed under: Family,Garden,Life

The amaryllis bulbs that my dad gave me for his last Christmas have begun to come into bloom again, bringing cheer to our lockdown.

And it is not possible–I thought–but that last apricot seed in that last paper cup, the one that wasn’t doing anything but I couldn’t bear to toss because it hadn’t decayed away like seven of them had those times when watering them had left them exposed enough to see…had a tiny root showing today. After trying for what, two months? I thought I was just putting off the certainty of disappointment by not letting the cup dry out, but there it is. It lives.

I covered its brief uncoveredness quickly with just a bit of chicken-manure-enhanced soil and hoped. It would be so cool.

My dad adored Andy’s apricots.

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Beautiful! I’ve never had one like the top stunner. And fingers crossed on the apricot!

Comment by Marian 04.27.20 @ 10:08 pm

Those flowers are gorgeous! Come on, little apricot, grow and grow.

Comment by ccr in MA 04.28.20 @ 8:03 am

Thank you for sharing his gift to you with us.

These colors are stunning. I pray they make you smile.

Comment by Suzanne in Montreal 04.29.20 @ 6:34 am

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