According to Google lens, the mystery plant turns out to be…barley. Eh? How did this random seed come into my possession and it’s a miracle it actually grew into something needing identification. That’s progress in my gardening record.
From this May till now, the seed turned into a small sprig that kept growing tall like green grass. It showed no signs of buds or changes to the leaves which made it harder to identify. But an interesting development occurred yesterday.
I realized the stem is like a tube and that something was growing in there all along. In one part of the stem it opened up pushing out a green braided flower that looks like a rope. The braid then trailed off to long hair shoots pointing upwards.
I may soon transfer this plant to a deeper pot or else the stalks will get too long and flop over. It needs a bigger home. It would’ve been interesting to have documented its growth over time but I started with low expectations that it wouldn’t survive. Thank goodness it grew tall despite my skepticism and it’s teaching me to not give up hope on something too soon. Some things just need extra time, extra sun, and energy to reach its potential.
Tending this plant reminds me of God’s grace and His patience with me while I grow into the person he desires.
Cee, thank you for hosting this challenge and hope you are having a good midweek!
Welcome to my blog! My name is Esther and I'm so happy you are here. I'm an avid nature photographer and a daydreaming thinker. My posts revolve around photos of nature's beauty, homeschooling adventures with my 2 kids, sporadic reflections on my child's heart condition, Bible reading reflections, gardening feats, and other mish mash things. Hopefully you'll leave encouraged, pensive, or smiling at the simple things of life. Thank you for stopping by and hope you'll find some interesting posts to read!