Thursday, January 24, 2008

Mystery Plant

I picked up a bouquet of flowers for my wife on the day she had her appendix out. I walked into the store and immediately saw what I would get her: three purple gerber daisies wrapped to a piece of bark in a vase with green stones at the bottom. It was very "Tara".

She loved it of course, probably because just it came from me. A couple of weeks later the gerbers died but the piece of bark started to grow shoots and roots. And now I don't think it's actually a piece of bark at all (they don't call me Mr. Obvious for nothing).

We're going to try to keep this thing alive for as long as we can. The shoots have grown 12cm since we got the thing. It's not pretty, but it is interesting.

I don't know if there are any armchair botanists who read this thing or even stumble upon it, but if you have any idea what this thing is, we would love to know. Leave a comment.

1 comment:

Carolyn said...

From a friend who went to school for flower arrangements:

The plant in question is Band Willow, salix spp. I do not know the exact species name but it is a willow. If he needs the species name I can look it up. The plant is hardy to this area. He can plant it out side in the spring once all chances of frost are gone.