30 Jan NASTURTIUMS IN JANUARY
A nasturtium has bright orange flowers and is a favorite among many gardeners. It is an “annual” which means that it grows for only one season (from spring to autumn).
I like to plant the cascading variety so as to enjoy its green leaves and cheerful flowers which make a splash of color. This year, however, the one plant that grew did not produce any flowers at all during the summer which is most unusual. Those who love plants know the outlandish ends one will go to in an attempt to coax plants to bloom. In spite of special attention, the plant still didn’t have any flowers at all. Unexpectedly, however, it continued to grow throughout the fall and although its leaves were beginning to wilt and turn brown, it lived on through Christmas and into the new year!
Amazing things can happen not only in our human world.
The nasturtium produced two bright sunny flowers this January. Impossible but true.
Isn’t this an interesting suggestion for mental training? How often do we give up on some project or person when it seems like a hopeless situation?
These flowers are a reminder that we can never know the endless possibilities and surprising outcomes that can occur.