here is my frangipani: a limb ripped from the mother plant and stuck into a bag of soil, it spent most of last two months looking like it was dead...
this is my avo tree:
from just a little pip. i find it endlessly fascinating - how a whole tree can creep up from a hard little stone, perfectly formed and continuously moving up up up with more leaves, barkier bark and little buds of life popping out in some rhythmical magic.
i guess the whole relentless life thing struck me when i willed my first bonsai back from the brink of tree death. i found it dried out and brown on a friend's farm years ago. now look at it: some water, some superthrive and some attention.
i don't think i want to ever know the mechanics behind how things grow and the force of life that insists on living.
it's just too wonderful as a mystery