dVerse — OLN 329 — kousa promise

kousa dogwood seedlings 010423

Green cornstarch circle
holds kousa promise fulfilled –
my prayers answered.

Prayers don’t always have to be for big things. Two autumns ago I gathered fruits from the kousa dogwood tree I discovered at my dentist’s office and saved the pits. I planted them this spring in pots and put the pots outside. These two and one other sprouted. I’m not 100% sure these are kousa dogwood seedlings, but time will tell.

Linda is today’s host for dVerse’ Open Link Night.

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  1. You have such a green thumb! It is so beautiful to see new life spring forth, in whatever form! 🌱

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Tricia 100% agree with you — as long as it isn’t poison ivy! πŸ˜‰

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      1. Well, true! πŸ˜†

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  2. ghostmmnc says:

    Nice! It’s fun to experiment with seeds and pits. Hope these turn into something wonderful. πŸ™‚

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  3. Carol anne says:

    Cool πŸ™‚ so glad they sprouted!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I just hope they are kousa dogwood sprouts. Will wait and see ::fingers crossed::.

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  4. fingers crossed – cornus in the corn starch circle!

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  5. scotthastiepoet says:

    Beautiful all round and on every well – a treat to visit you this evening – thankyou for your so evident creative freshness and light…

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Scott, thank you!

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  6. Grace says:

    Having learned how to grow plants during the pandemic, I am excited to see what it will be. Time will tell with good nurturing and care.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Me too. Thanks, Grace.

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  7. rothpoetry says:

    I love this, Lisa. So great to gather seeds to take home. I did this with dead marigold seeds on the half-dead rack at Lowes one year!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I’ve snagged seeds here and there and everywhere. I’m sure the plants are appreciative to be able to continue. One of my friends is sending me Dawn Redwood seeds! I will be blogging about them soon.

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      1. rothpoetry says:

        That sounds interesting! I hope they grow for you.

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  8. Truedessa says:

    So true that prayers can be small and manifest in wondrous ways. You will have to give us an update at you nurture this sprout.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Truedessa, I sure will πŸ™‚

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  9. Sadje says:

    They look good. Green and thriving.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Will see what happens!

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      1. Sadje says:

        πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

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  10. Congrats, Lisa, something is definitely growing there! πŸ™‚

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Keeping my fingers crossed, Christian πŸ™‚

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  11. M Jay Dixit says:

    This is a lovely haibun that captures the sense of hope and anticipation that comes with planting seeds and waiting for them to grow. I hope they grow well.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Jay, and I hope so also πŸ™‚

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  12. Veera says:

    The seedlings look great!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Veera! Nice to “see” you. How are your studies going?

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      1. Veera says:

        Too hectic to even appear here πŸ˜‚

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Veera, glad you were able to take a moment of respite from the “hectic-ness.”

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          1. Veera says:

            Atleast they spared my weekends πŸ™‚

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  13. maybe next year your haiku and pic will be about the next growth!! good luck Lisa!❀️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Cindy! Always something new growing around here.

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  14. Margaret Elizabeth Bednar says:

    There is something spiritual about fostering and raising a seed into a plant!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes, there is, Margaret. Glad you see/feel it.

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  15. memadtwo says:

    At first glance I thought “this looks delicious”–and it is! Just not the way I originally envisioned it…(K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      The day I opened the slider to the “mini-greenhouse” where I’m keeping seedlings and some of those water garden plants I won last year that didn’t get planted, I emptied out the containers that have been catching water in the worsening leak out there. My timing was good, as there was a still-living earthworm swimming in one of the pails. I plucked her out and put her in one of the bigger planters. How an earthworm was able to get to the roof is a mystery that is yet unsolved. I love your comment and I’m sure her-thworm thinks so also πŸ™‚

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      1. memadtwo says:

        I love those kinds of mysteries. And a good ending! (K)

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  16. Badfinger (Max) says:

    I remember you talking about that at that time. Glad they sprouted…I’m going to take some from a snow ball bush the next time I’m able to…with permission of course…that statement made me sound like I was going to use a five fingered discount lol.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      The best thing about plants and seeds is that there are usually millions more than are needed. With a snowball bush you might be better off getting an offshoot from under it — with permission of course πŸ˜‰ I don’t know many people who would be so mean as to say no if you ask them.

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      1. Badfinger (Max) says:

        I bought Jennifer a Chinese Snowbush…at least that is what they called it and it’s not the same thing. She likes it but it’s completely different.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          I just googled both and see what you mean. My grandma had one in her front yard that was beautiful. She had so many beautiful trees, shrubs, perennials, etc. in her yard, most of it umbrella-ed by huge oak trees. This patched together shack at the bottom of a hill with a magnificent front lawn and edged by such variety. It doesn’t exist anymore, but I’ll never forget it.

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          1. Badfinger (Max) says:

            My mom had them also….I think I told you…I went out with a baseball bat and had batting practice… my mom frowned on that quite a bit! I never did it again.

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            1. msjadeli says:

              Oh wow, I don’t remember you telling me that (but you probably did and I blanked the horror out of my mind lol.) I bet she was not pleased! My kids never messed with the plants, trees, shrubs, but that little …. across the alley more than made up for it.

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              1. Badfinger (Max) says:

                No not pleased is a great way of putting it…bless her heart. A single mom in the 70s and seeing her beautiful snow ball bush in tatters.

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