The Decorated Stick

Sometimes I think nothing is going on around here

and then I look and realize I have been missing things.

My expensive stick ( Edgeworthia / Chinese Paper Bush) that turned into a lovely shrub over the summer has become a decorated stick.

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Its leaves have dropped to reveal silky white buds hanging down like holiday baubles.

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These glow in the morning sunshine.

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Things happen in the garden year-round in the south.

You just have to pay close attention to notice.

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Stick to Shrub

Back in March I posted about a stick I purchased from a local nursery.

https://floweralley.org/2019/03/22/the-expensive-stick/

Mr. Flower saw it as an expensive stick, but I saw more.

I saw lush green leaves covered with dew drops.

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I saw speckled bark the color of cinnamon.

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I saw white tight buds that will turn into yellow chandeliers in winter.

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My visions have come to fruition.

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This is what brings me joy.

My Edgeworthia / Chinese Paper Bush a treasure.

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