Cheers to Resurgens

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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.

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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.

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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:

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Today:

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

Cheers!

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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.

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  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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  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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