Spring Magic and a Giveaway

On March 19th, “I shared a wee mystery seedling as the image for my ‘This Is Not the End of the World, Not Even Close to It’ post. Well, guess who just popped its head out of the dirt to celebrate the first night of spring!” The picture of the seedling, freed from the ground, accompanied the former quote, which was a Facebook status update on March 20th.

By the way, this is what the beauty looks like after I transplanted it to its own wee pot:
Yesterday morning, I shared a bit of Spring Magic and invited the Wickedest of my Darlings to try to identify the mystery seedling. I posted these pictures with the invite:
I also said that today I would reveal what (I’m 99.13% sure) the seedling is: a baby níspero tree.
I suspect this particular baby is of the Tikal variety. My suspicions arise from the fact that my Piano Man and I spent some time in Mexico, where I might have snatched a fruit from the níspero tree shared above, and in some unexplainable way a seed from the delicious fruit followed us home, just to jump into our pepper plant’s pot and snuggle in the yummy soil, waiting patiently until Spring said, “I’ve just sent Old Man Winter home to sleep, so stretch your leaves and sprout!” At the touch of Spring’s nurturing voice, the little seed stretched and sprung.

And while you still have that grin on your face, let me show you The Wizard of Oz Red Poppies in Bloom notepad I’m giving away as part of Oma Linda’s Hues of Oz blog party. Fly over to my writing site, read “Red Gold over the Rainbow” and enter the giveaway. Best of luck, my Wicked Luvs, and may your spring be full of wonderful surprises.
http://www.magalyguerrero.com/2014/03/red-gold-over-rainbow.html

19 comments:

  1. Such nice way to celebrate spring by planting a nispero tree. I planted some herbs too. They are growing nicely so far. Now I'll go to check the giveaway. Blessings on your way Magaly! -Niina

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    1. I want to get to my herbs already, too, but we still have snow coming. I have some seedlings going. Don't want to get too overexcited or the yumminess will take over the house, lol!

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  2. It does look adorable, stretching up those pretty seed leaves in its sweet, red pot! I favour the baby-sitting method of nurturing seeds, too and the pepper plant seems to have been a very careful babysitter.

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    1. The pepper plant has been fostering and nurturing seedlings for a while. First an oak and now a níspero tree. I can only wonder what she'll come up with next. ;-)

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  3. You have awesome powers of nuturiness <3 XXX

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    1. I LOVES the word "nuturiness"!

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  4. You have one heck of a green thumb! Will go over to your other link...

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    1. *does a little dance and visualizes an herb garden*

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  5. I still say it looks like a date seed, LOL!

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    1. Hahaha! It is only natural that you are sticking to your guns, you are a Witch, LOL!

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  6. All your "mothering" of these plants is a lovely showing of your many layers. And what better way to welcome spring than by showing us your newest offspring. I've never heard of your little plant but will look forward to seeing it become a bigger one for sure. Oma Linda

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    1. I hope you run into a piece (or a few pieces) of this lovely yum. It tastes fantastic. So sweet and delicious!

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  7. That was my next quess! lololo, good for you! ( she says sarcastically ). I'm growing ice cubes in the most unusual places???
    Your home is always so pristine! your garden is so bright and shines! Good for You!
    Hmmmm....poppies!
    xoDebi

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    1. I knew you were just testing me *cough* you knew all along what it was. ;-D

      Growing ice cubes, huh? How so very gifted!

      I shall tell my house that she is very pristine. She's always trying to show off. ;-)

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  8. She is so beautiful ;o) You are such a good mom ;o)

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    1. She is a sweet, cute green baby! I can't wait to see your garden this spring. ;-)

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    2. I have lots of planting to do this year ;o)

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  9. I love seeing sprouting plants! They are so fresh and so strong. I am not doing anything in my garden for a few months already, but I long for some good bright flowers, I must plant I feel.
    We have wonderful, sexy weather here - cloudy, not cold, so dreamy!
    Take care dear!

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    1. Young greens are a blessing to the eyes and creators of smiles, aren't they?

      Oh, how I wish we have so sexy weather! We are expecting snow. ;-(

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