Now You see It Now You Don’t

Some plants die back so totally that it is hard to believe that they will come back in time.  I have made the mistake of thinking that a plant had sickened and died so I emptied their remains into the compost only to find new growth emerging from the ashes, so to speak, when the condition is right.

Their resurrection continues to appear miraculous to me, even though I now know that they will always come back.


The begonia above was but a pot of bare soil a few weeks ago.

Gingers  also have a habit of dying and coming back in Sydney:


The turmeric that was absent in September had shot up by November and now it dominates:



The moral of the story is to remember where you planted your tubers or you will have a fight for territory on your hands.

About Mary Tang

An urban orchardist everyday, a volunteer regularly, a poet sometimes and a blogger since March 2015. I travel when I can. Food is a constant.
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3 Responses to Now You see It Now You Don’t

  1. So true. Jackie was particularly impressed with your ginger

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  2. arlingwoman says:

    This is so true, Mary. That begonia is a wonder and your ginger is pretty amazing, too.

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