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  1. kim881 says:

    I’ve never seen rhubarb blossoms – aren’t they amazing! No wonder Iris and peony
    hiccuped!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      First time here also! Yes, at first that was one giant enclosed bulb that began to rise.

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  2. A delightful tribute, Jade! πŸ™‚

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Frank, I had to show off the showy strangers πŸ™‚

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  3. Sadje says:

    They are awesome.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      They sure are interesting looking.

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      1. Sadje says:

        🌺🌹🌷

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  4. Tranature - quiet moments in nature says:

    I love how the iris and peony hiccupped Lisa, it’s such a surprise how quickly rhubarb blossoms can emerge 🌺

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  5. rothpoetry says:

    Ha Ha! With the bouts of cold they probably shiver also! Nicely done!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      lol funny Dwight πŸ™‚

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  6. I’ve also never seem rhubarb blossom. Odd seeing as my parents grew it all though my childhood.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      It’s new to the yard and it was a big surprise to see it bloom.

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      1. I’m still struggling to get my rhubarb to settle in. Can take up to three years to really root itself apparently. Just celebrating each day I don’t kill it at the moment.

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  7. Irene says:

    wow, I have never seen such blossoms, awesome!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      It is pretty awesome πŸ™‚

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  8. Glenn A. Buttkus says:

    It seems like in the 50’s folks ate more rhubarb. My mother made a delicious rhubarb/strawberry pie.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      My grandma used to make rhubary/strawberry pie which I want to make so I bought the plant last year. It appeared to die over the summer, which then surprised me when it sprouted this spring. Then this blossom!

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  9. Maggie C says:

    I’ve never seen rhubarb blossoms that I recall. Hiccup-worthy indeed!

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  10. Frank Hubeny says:

    I like how the iris and peony hiccup.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Frank.

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  11. memadtwo says:

    I think gardens are always ready to welcome new residents. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Agreed ❀

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  12. Beverly Crawford says:

    Made me think of my mother’s rhubarb pie and its tart sweetness!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I plan on making a pie once the strawberries are in. I remember grandma making it using the rhubarb from her patch. She made sassafrass tea also πŸ™‚

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  13. Truedessa says:

    I’ve never seen a rhubarb in bloom.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Pretty neat isn’t it.

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  14. I have a feeling you should cut it down before it seeds – if you are a rhubarb grower, rather than a rhubarb flower grower! I’ve always cut mine down because they take energy from the stem and leaf production. Then I googled it to make sure, and found this!:
    https://scottishforestgarden.wordpress.com/2013/05/08/eating-rhubarb-flowers/

    gardening conversations aside, I enjoyed your kyoka very much. I especially liked the unexpected hiccuping! ~Great verb choice.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      So interesting that the flowers can be eaten! Guess what’s on the menu tonight for dinner πŸ™‚
      I’m glad you enjoyed the poem, thank you, Sarah.

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      1. Yes, I never knew that. It’s amazing what you find out in that internet rabbit hole.

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  15. This is so delightful and paints a very lovely image!❀️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Punam πŸ™‚

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      1. You are welcome. πŸ™‚

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  16. I’m so enjoying your garden!

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  17. Lael-Heart says:

    πŸ™‚ Love “hiccup”
    My rhubarb flowered too! It’s hardly even out of the ground the silly thing.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      How cool! I just learned you can eat the flowers but not any of the stalk part they are attached to. It just keeps getting better. Sarah put a link in comments about it.

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      1. Lael-Heart says:

        Oh really!? Ok, checking THAT out. I’m so intrigued!

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        1. msjadeli says:

          I couldn’t make the cognitive leap to eat mine, and the next ones will be snipped, but it’s really turned into such a pretty flower

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  18. Helen says:

    hiccups followed by singing … how delightful.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      πŸ™‚ Glad you enjoyed it.

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  19. I have never seen a rhubarb plant or blossom. Thank you for this wonderful write!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      It was quite a surprise, glad you enjoyed it, thanks, Linda.

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  20. rivrvlogr says:

    That “hiccup” is a pleasant surprise. πŸ™‚

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  21. lynn__ says:

    Mine were flowering too when I cut them today…made rhubarb sauce and will freeze chopped pieces for a coffee cake I make. Delightful strangers cause hiccups πŸ™‚

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Lynn, do the plants keep growing all season, or should they be harvested now? Glad you like the hiccups πŸ™‚

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      1. lynn__ says:

        Harvest stalks now…and again when they grow out. I harvest mine 3 times in a summer season but have never eaten the flowers!

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        1. msjadeli says:

          OK thanks for the info!

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  22. The first time our rhubarb flowered it took me by surprise too. I think you’re supposed to lop it off.

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  23. hank77 says:

    kaykuala

    Hiccup, then
    Sing welcome

    Interruptions to life’s normal ways but still surviving the Corvid 19

    Hank

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Nice way of looking it, Hank πŸ™‚

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  24. calmkate says:

    delightful images of your garden and a treat to read!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      πŸ™‚ thanks, Kate

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      1. calmkate says:

        welcome Lisa, take care πŸ™‚

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  25. May! Rhubarb season. Next week, strawberry rhubarb pie! Nice verse!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks Mary. Can’t wait to make it.

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