A present in the compost pile

Re-use, recycle, re-bloom?

Every spring I clean out the pots when it is time to plant new flowers or plants. I have a little spot on the edge of the hill where I toss clippings, and the occasional expired plant if the potting soil is so hard it will not readily disperse to help fill in holes in the yard. (Have I ever mentioned that the rain and run-off here sometimes leaves indentations in the yard, or bare spots near the magnolia tree?)

Imagine my surprise one day when I spotted a flash of color near the compost pile and walked over to check it out. I had either forgotten I planted a perennial, or it was a trash pile miracle. The little clump of soil had been nestled in a gentle depression just to the side of the clippings, and following spring rains, had returned to life. I got the hoe and gently retrieved it. I love unexpected presents.

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12 Responses to A present in the compost pile

  1. peggy says:

    Wonderful. I throw things on the bank at the front of my yard. Things often come up and surprise me. I dig many things up off that bank and repot them. Love the color of your flower.

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  2. Katie says:

    I love this! Like a nice little present from the universe.

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  3. Betty says:

    Beautiful color and very prolific!

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    • Suzassippi says:

      Thank you! I just had to rescue it from the rain and give it a bit of break–it was waterlogged after the afternoon storm. Hope you made it home okay!

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      • Betty says:

        Well, you did a good job rescuing it! We stayed last night in Corinth, Mississippi. I learned about a couple places I want to see on our next trip down this way. Right now, we are in Perryville, MO for two nights – near Dan’s brother. Home soon. 🙂 Need to visit my mom and plant my flowers!

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        • Suzassippi says:

          Safe travels! I want to see the contraband camp in Corinth one of these days. My only trip there in all this time has been once for work, to see a student. There is quite a bit up that way.

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  4. Nice surprise! I have had tomatoes come up in my compost.

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