Monday, May 23, 2011

The First Bloom

Only in South Africa can you harvest winter vegetables from your garden while simultaneously growing subtropical flowers. The other day I harvested my first batch of spinach (score one small victory for lousy gardeners all over the world). Earlier in the year I planted a bauhinia tree and a hibiscus bush. And today - ta ta ta dum! - the very first flower bloomed on my hibiscus bush:

I feel like such a proud parent. Grow, little plant, grow!

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