Plants that have risen from the dead
My garden , yard, field, wilderness, whatever you want to call it was all nothing but grey brittle grass, natives that were nothing but fuel for a major grass fire. Things looked like there was not a breath of life in them. I was out. I was walking out there and a Salvia regla that I had given up on and had wanted to cut down for months started to show green leaves. I think I will miss its fall bloom cycle but hey this 8' salvia will bloom again, next year I surely do hope. I did cut it down to a 4' plant and trimmed out some dead branches but most were alive.
I have 5 Mexican oreganoes that were dead as a doornail. I was grabbing pre dried spice right off the branches. That has risen from the dead to. So has mt butterfly bush, My kniphofias are popping up with my aztec lilies. But my yard is still full of dead lavender,rosemary, salvias, nepitas. There are some bright spots with this one rain God knows , the drought is not over and the death is not over yet..
I do not know if I will make the same brutal decision to stop watering so completely again. I don't water in most of my garden in most of the year on a normal year. It has always worked before. I am not sure how my decision will look in a year from now.
Share with me your rebirth experiences. God knows these little pushing up of greenthings bring such joy. The sight of Sprouting arugula made me run out and buy winter greens and now I am back in the Vegetable garden game. I might have jumped the gun on this one. LOL we will see.