This morning as I was sipping my morning coffee a flash of red in my backyard caught my eye. A plant that I thought was pretty much through had bloomed!
A friend gave me this plant for my birthday last year. I promptly planted it and then, even though I tried to make it happy it seemed to suffer, losing all of its leaves and looking like a twig sticking out of the ground.
Les had asked me several times over the last few months if he could just pull it out, but I said no, hoping that it wasn't actually dead. It had little nubs which I thought might be leaves coming in, but after months and months it wasn't doing anything.
I was about ready to give in, but luckily I waited! My reward (so far) is this beautiful flower! The rest of the plant still looks twiggy, but now I know for a fact that it is still alive!
And on another note, look what else I found in my garden:
Almost ready! Just a couple more days and I think they will be perfect.