Dormant Beauty

So much of what becomes beauty lies dormant.

This plant came in full bloom, unidentified from a grocery store last summer. It finished blooming, its leaves shriveled and died, and I left it alone in a porch all winter thinking it was done with its life and I would reuse its container later. Until suddenly fresh green leaves pushed out of its dry crusty bed of soil a month ago, and I resumed watering.

After some investigation, I discovered it is a form of lily native to South Africa called Eucomis or pineapple lily.

Behold the beauty of another dormant plant, the golden beet. Gorgeous, glowy and luscious when roasted in a bit of garlic, vinegar or lemon juice and thyme.

About Erin W

A sensitive plant, bamboo strong.
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