Cheers to Resurgens


Resurgens is Latin for Resurgence, and the motto of my hometown – Atlanta, Georgia. Atlanta’s resurgence was from the ashes of the Civil War, my garden is rebounding from the encounter with Hurricane Irma. Every good resurgence deserves a toast and this one is filled with Beach Sunflowers in an oversized Margarita glass given to me by a friend.


Joining the Beach Sunflowers (Helianthus debilis)  in orange, Firebush (Hamelia patens) and the foliage is a sprig of Setcresea (Setcresea pallida)  some call this Purple Hearts, I think that sounds better. The dark ferny foliage is from Copper Fennel, making a surprise reappearance in the herb garden.

The Beach Sunflowers are a profusion of yellow flowers and the Firebush is just starting to show color again. Other signs of resurgence, the Torch Bromeliads (Billbergia pyramidalis) are making their Autumnal appearance.


The foliage is a bit worse for wear,  but the flowers are beautiful. The most dramatic transition in the garden is from the Strangler Fig (Ficus aurea). Here is a picture of the Fig two weeks ago:




I will raise my glass for the Fig, now I need to find some limes and tequila.



22 comments on “Cheers to Resurgens

  1. It’s good to see your garden coming back. That fig is amazing. Did it loose leaves from the wind? Did I see Moses plants in one of your photos?

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  2. Yes, it is good and I am surprised at how quickly it is happening. The fig had nearly all its leaves blown off by Irma and I do have some Moses in a Cradle – it just appeared out of nowhere under the Fig, bird plants I guess, but I love the color.


  3. Eliza Waters says:

    Two thumb’s up – both to resurgence and your choice of vase and arrangement. Sunshine in a cup. I’m astounded at your fig’s recovery – wow!
    I’ll drink to that! 😉

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  4. Christina says:

    The fig’s recovery is amazing but I do know from my own experience here that plants and trees can always surprise us. Love the vase and its contents.

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  5. Cathy says:

    Oh that is a wonderful vase, and a real tribute to Atlanta and its resurgence

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  6. Resilience was my word for the day and I can see it in your garden….how glorious to see your garden coming back to life…nature is just amazing and the vase shows the glory of it!

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  7. Kris P says:

    Wow! The transformation of that fig tree is nothing short of miraculous. I’m glad that nature is making repairs after the misery of Hurricane Irma. I love that large margarita glass, which makes a perfect vase for the cheerful beach sunflowers.

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  8. Gosh, resurgence indeed for that fig. What a miracle! Love the sunflowers in the massive margarita glass.

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  9. Chloris says:

    Glad your garden is recovering. The fig tree is amazing, who’d have thought? I love your sunny vase. Do those sunflowers really grow on the beach?

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    • thank you, yes the Beach Sunflowers are considered back of the dune plants and thrive in dry sand if you plant them at the right moment. They are overtaking the front garden now.


  10. Cathy says:

    Two ‘wows’ this week – that amazing transformation of the fig tree, and the amazing arrangement in your fabulous glass! It is a change to see something I can identify in your vase and I really like your little Sunflowers! 🙂

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  11. pbmgarden says:

    The fig’s recovery is remarkable and encouraging. The vase arrangement is lovely.

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  12. I’d raise a glass with you too, if I could find some tequila and lime! Here’s to resurgence indeed. Lovely flowers, Amy. And a perfect metaphor.

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