Did you know that Asparagus Ferns bloom? Well, I didn’t. But, apparently, they do. Because, this is a picture of some Asparagus Ferns that have lain underneath the tree in my backyard since last summer. I have been too busy to even water them, much less sit them back upright and clean the crumbly, dried up leaves out of their pots, or even remove their dead branches. So, imagine my surprise when I looked at them today…and they are blooming! Beautiful, tiny white flowers.
I think there is probably some good analogy to be made here, but I just can’t find it. So, suffice it to say, if you want your asparagus ferns to bloom, treat them like dirt.
FYI: If you begin to feel guilty because you have been neglectful of your ‘could be’
beautiful plants…and if you reach down to remove some of the dead branches…because in your heart you know it’s the right thing to do…and it happens to be the only plant you can grow…BEWARE!!!!the neglected fern WILL get its revenge! Your fingers will be full of teeny little stickers that are not meant to be seen by the human eye. You will fall back upon your buttocks with a thud! And there you will sit, in the 98 degree heat trying to find the teeny, tiny needles that are causing you much distress and remove them from yourself…as your neurotic dog paces over your legs two thousand times because it just bothers him to see you in this position…and this is a good chance to make you pay for not getting up at 3:30 this morning to take him out. And if you get so disturbed by this turn of events that you feel the need to stomp upon the offending plant in order to teach it who is boss……remember to put your shoes on first or else you could spend another hour trying to remove the teeny, tiny barbs from your feet! I’m just saying…