So, after cleaning house all day, I decided to run outside to see what I could put into a vase for my dining room table. It’s rainy today, and yet warm… but I haven’t been outside a lot, just a walk this morning. So, I walk outside and start browsing my yard. Not a lot to choose from- besides daffodils (which are gorgeous and full) and while browsing I’m deciding what we COULD eventually do to our yard- when suddenly, walking past my lilac bush that I’d begun to think of as a hopeless venture- I see GREEN.
Here’s the back story. I purchased a lilac bush from HD. Lilacs are my #1 favorite flower. Or #2, after gardenias. They’re pretty closely tied. Anyway, I bought the bush, and henceforth forgot to plant it. For at least 3 months. Yes, I am good at forgetting to do things. So, the bush stayed in a little pot for 3 months, outside. After I finally realized I needed to plant it ASAP, and did… it seemed as though I had waited too long. It stayed brown, through all the watering and additional little love we tried to give it (composted soil, miracle gro etc). I hadn’t the heart to remove it yet, hoping and praying that I would eventually have a lilac bush in my backyard.
My hopes and prayers paid off, because today, there were little green buds all over the bush!