How a Pagan Goes to Church
This week’s visit to the Cathedral of Nature as always brings wonder and joy to my heart. Â Last year, I picked up an unusual lily in the supermarket, brought it home, and let it bloom out. Â When the lily had died back a bit, I planted it at my front door, half-convinced that I’d never see this beauty again as I’d not always had great luck with bulbs and lilies.
Sure enough, spring came and nothing happened. Â Other flowers bloomed around the front door, but the new lily didn’t make an appearance.
About a month ago, green stalks shot up at my doorstep. Â This morning, I have 6 to 8 flowers on the one plant.
I suspect that next year, after I’ve divided this wildly growing lily, I’ll have clusters of this plant all over my yard.
The irony? Â This flower is curcuma, which is from the same family as turmeric, the spice that is so good for lowering my blood sugar and any kind of inflammation.