Hello, Garden

My hair is beginning to grow back and I think it is going to be curly. Cool.

I spent a year away from my garden and my blog, focusing instead on endometrial cancer.  That explains my bald head. I can’t say that i sailed through chemo and radiation, but I made the best of things. I was through with treatment and eager to get back into  a life that didn’t involve toxic drugs, radiation, and endless doctors’ appointments  But I needed one more procedure.  In March I lost my gallbladder because there was a slim chance there was a cancerous polyp hiding in there.  But, there was no cancer.  And now I’m suffering from the lack of a gallbladder.


Such a lovely little hellebore.

Nothing is going to keep me from enjoying my garden this summer.

There isn’t much blooming yet, but the garden is full of green anticipation.  At the moment everything that blooms is pink.

What I love about the hellebore here is that it gets darker and “moodier” as it ages.  A friend gave me this little beauty and it sits right outside my back door.

And, I cannot resist falling in love with my pink bleeding hearts.  This one outside my back door is always ahead of the one planted in a lush corner of the Secret Garden.

My garden friend saw a redbud at a garden center so he borrowed a truck, and I now  have a lovely redbud that will give my hydrangeas some desperately needed shade. Someday.

These lovely chains of flowers are so lovely. Each spring they greet me.

Hello, Redbud. Welcome to my garden.

Several years ago I went to a gardener’s conference in Toronto. That is where I fell in love with allium.

4 thoughts on “Hello, Garden

  1. It will be such a treat to have your life getting back to normal after a year dealing with health issues. Enjoy having hair again. I remember how shocked I was when my hair started to grow back; my body seemed so hairy after all those months of no hair anywhere. It’s not unusual for hair to grow back curly, but then grow out to its more normal self after a few months.

    • The only curly hair I’ve ever had has been chemically induced. All I need to do these days is run my fingers through my hair and it’s ready for the world. I think I’d forgotten how simply attending to the usual chores of deadheading, weeding, and keeping the dutchman’s pipe contained is satisfying. The dutchman’s pipe is sooooooo aggressive. I know what you mean about being so hairy once my body decided to grow hair again. I’m still growing curly hair and am wondering what it will decide to do in the future.

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