on March 13, 2010
Here is my entry for this months Gardening Gone Wild photography competition : “Awakening”.
A tiny Mexican feather grass, battling the germination odds to emerge from this tiny Zen pocket in a Texas holey rock.
What are the odds?
March 14, 2010, 7:04 am
Fun idea for the contest ESP. I have to disappoint you though, on the odds, and tell you that I have a lot of holey rocks over here and every single hole has something growing in it Sometimes not so welcome, like a Miscanthus, chile pequin and ruellia I can’t get rid of. Be careful what you let live in those holes! Good luck with your photo.
March 14, 2010, 8:19 am
Hi Jenny, perhaps it should read “what are the chances of something not growing in here?” Very funny…a Miscanthus? I will let you know when I get my first pampas grass in one of these holey rock holes!
March 15, 2010, 1:37 pm
That is a stunning image. I love how things volunteer in the most unlikely places.
March 15, 2010, 7:48 pm
Hi, thanks and me too!
This Mexican feather grass should fill this small hole in the Texas holey rock when it matures…it is going to look great…like it is growing directly out of rock.
March 17, 2010, 9:56 am
Oh, lovely photograph & interpretation. Yes, my feather grass didn’t like my beds so it moved itself to our crushed granite carport walkway. It’s a joyful sight. And your house makeover is astounding. How very exciting! That’s a wonderful awakening too.
March 17, 2010, 1:20 pm
Hi Linda and thanks. I have so many feather grasses popping up on my granite walkways it is hard to keep up with the transplanting! We are so happy with the way the house has been transformed, and it just fits better as a backdrop to the garden.
Helen at Toronto Gardens
March 22, 2010, 3:20 pm
A great find — it made me chuckle at the relentless determination of life.
March 22, 2010, 10:57 pm
Hi Helen. Glad you liked the shot. We will see if this tiny grass has enough soil in it’s stone pocket to make maturity!
March 23, 2010, 8:54 pm
Very Zen, indeed. The minimalist in me really likes this shot.
March 25, 2010, 11:50 am
glad you like it! I have no idea how the rocks got in there. Hobbits?
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