Did you ever buy a plant,or a bulb?
Just on a whim?
Just because you liked it?
Not even knowing if it would work?
But that eternal optimism,we gardeners have,told you,”This is the one that’ll work.It will be perfect!”
So you buy it…
I bought four….
And for weeks and weeks it looks like this….
And you tell yourself,”Never again.Nope.Never! I absolutely refuse to go out on a limb,ever again!”
And you shove them to the back of the garden,and tell them they are on their own.
And promptly forget where you bought those bulbs,because you want no memory of another futile mistake you made….
Then you come home from work,one day,and are doing something else….
and you say,”What the… ? Where’d that come from?”
Then you realize,
It’s those bulbs!!!!!
and you are doing the happy dance all over the garden….
hopefully,the neighbors aren’t watching…..
Awww,who cares if they are?
Yessiree! Those bulbs are blooming!
Dance away,my friend!
and you realize two more bulbs are right behind this one….
and you know you’ll do it all over again.
Buy that bulb on a whim.,
Because you envision a whole bed of these beauties….
Wouldn’t that be something to see?
Ahhh,,,,the Eternal optimism of a gardener……
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