The holiday season is a time of great anticipation. Anticipation of gift giving and receiving, of spending time with those we love, of wishes coming true. While I certainly enjoy all of these holiday experiences, my anticipation this year is not geared towards the opening of presents, but rather to the opening of my Edgeworthia chrysantha buds, which are prized for their intoxicating fragrance.
|The beautiful leaves and buds|
|The gorgeous bark adds winter interest|
|My single bloom from last year|
This year my Edgeworthia has grown even more and is loaded with fuzzy, paw-like buds. We are experiencing unseasonably warm temperatures so far this year in the Philadelphia area and I’m hoping that winter is kind and that Mother Nature, Santa and the elves collaborate and give me the gift of many blooms next year. What a nice gift that would be!
|Lots of buds. Will they become blooms?|
Here’s hoping all of our wishes come true this holiday season.
Not a bloom was freezing, the scene perfect as a postcard.
I was nestled all snug in my bed
While visions of Edgeworthia chrysantha blooms danced in my head.
Out in the garden there arose such a clatter
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
The moon shone on the new-fallen snow
Highlighting the buds, ready to burst you know.