Persistance is Rewarded
Gardening is not for the timid. Every time I plant seeds or bulbs, it is a crap shoot as to whether or not they will actually grow. I do much better with starter plants. This Spring I was suckered into ordering bulbs again as a fundraiser for a rescue. Here is my scorecard:
Grecian wildflowers - 0 out of 50 bulbs
Elodie Lily - 2 out of 3 bulbs
Tennessee Ostrich ferns - 2 out of 3 tubers
Caladium - 2 out of 5 bulbs
Not a great success ratio!
But ..... instead of focusing on that, I have been patiently watching my two Elodie lilies, slowly growing and maturing and preparing to bloom. Yesterday my patience was rewarded as the first bloom appeared. What a glorious sight! And this is why I keep trying every year.