A couple of years ago while the family was at Mom’s (I think it was when Grandma moved to San Jose), Melody and I were weeding out in the back yard, and I mentioned that I always liked the Kerria japonica that grew back there. So I asked Mom if I could have a cutting, and she refused, saying that it wasn’t doing to well lately. So I thought in that case I would take it upon myself to take a cutting and propagate it, so that if her shrub did die, at least there would be a backup. Totally selfless gesture on my part. Well after surviving several floods, and being nibbled on by any number of pests, it finally bloomed this week. So even if Mom decides to sell the homestead, I’ll have a little bit of home here in Ferndale.
In other family horticulture news, I was also excited to see that at least two of the three Golden Chain twigs I got from Melody at Thanksgiving are leafing out. Thank’s Melody, its nice that some people like sharing their plants.