Gardenia Curiosity

This colorful seed pod, discovered yesterday on a nine-year old gardenia in my side garden, is an interesting surprise and a first.

The gardenia itself is a pass-along plant, rooted by a former next-door neighbor and gardening enthusiast. Last year in a happy, reciprocal interchange, I was able to root a cutting for her to add to her new yard. Gardens are full of nice memories, marking moments of times past, even as they point to the future and to renewal.

Today it’s gray and wet and 43 degrees.  Distinctly heard thunder, so will it snow within the next two weeks, as the old wives’ tale predicts?

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