Monday, 7 February 2022
The Boska. I'm googling to find out what this great bulb with green leaves is called in English. We have one hanging on our front gate.
They grow wild in the fields around us, disappear completely in the summer heat and sprout leaves with the first rains.
Our friendly garden man and wood supplier gave us one of these at New Year. They are supposed to bring good luck. My daughter says she has one, encased in tinfoil, hanging in their office. It has been there for years. She says.. that they never water it or do anything to it but it sprouts new leaves every year.
So I have decided to leave ours on the front gate and see what happens. It survived the snow.
It is their ability to retain water, survive and sprout again and again which symbolises strength and longevity... and hence the good luck I suppose. What it's english name is I did not find out.
Another survivor this winter. A pot of mint. My garden is full of mint in the spring and summer. I love the greenery and that sharp fresh smell. The garden mint disappears with the first rains and temperature drop but this little pot is surviving and thriving. I haven't moved it to shelter but it too survived the snow. It's my winter miracle.