If my shamrock were Juliet, then Romeo would be dead on my kitchen counter right now. Because look! She's come back to life!!
After a month of alarmingly quiet resting beneath barren dirt, the shamrock has sent up a slew of fresh stalks with delicate new leaves. Though still few in number, these new starts are vigorous and healthy -- and I drench them daily with poison to ward off the wee beasties that brought her to death's door last fall.
An auspicious start to a new year? I think so.