Friday, February 28, 2014
Off the Needles and Out into the Garden
Not too long ago while shopping at Joanne's, I found this new yarn called Keppi that comes with a pom pom! So instead of knitting on those long rows of my shawl, I dug though my stash, found it and started a hat. It's coming along even though the shawl isn't. (If you want to see what others are knitting, check out PatchworkTimes .)
The sun came out this week, and the roses got their pruning. While outside I discovered this lenten rose, much to my delight. I've tried many times to get one of these plants going, and finally it looks like my persistence has paid off! Hurrah!
Earlier this week we spotted some sure signs of spring right out our bedroom window. This plant, which started out as a mere twig years ago, is now quite tall and easily seen from our second story. Don't you just love pussy willows?
But the most exciting occurance of the week was this blossom right in our own kitchen! Last year this orchid came home with us from the UW orchid sale. It was in full bloom then and the flowers lasted for months. When that was done, I trimmed both stalks; one dried up and the other one produced a new shoot that had 3 buds. It took forever, but one of the three buds finally opened this week. One dried up and as you can see, that appears will be the fate of the third bud also. For now we'll just continue to enjoy this survivor and the only time so far that we've ever had an orchid rebloom.