Just over a month ago, I posted about lilies that were in our flower bed last year and how the old neighbor came back 9 months later to retrieve the bulbs that she had asked me to help her dig up when she moved last year and never came back for. My new neighbor and I had dug the bulbs to spread them out and not two days later the old neighbor came back demanding the bulbs back.
I was irked to say the least, being that I am taking care of the flower bed this year, and I let my disdain show as I begrudgingly dug up the bulbs for her. I purposely did not give them all back because as far as I’m concerned, she should have chalked that up as a loss that she didn’t come back the next day after she moved last summer to retrieve them.
Well, those “forgotten” bulbs have grown and tada! We have our first flower this year!
I am absolutely in LOVE with this dappled pink color and have been smitten since first sight last summer! I have been waiting with bated breath to see them bloom this year and finally we have our first one! Aurora was the first to notice when she looked out the door yesterday to say good morning to the garden and she exclaimed with glee, “LOOK MAMA! A FLOWER!”
This flower is definitely the star of the show, even in a sea of 10,000 wildflowers that are in the midst of growing!
There are several other lilies in the process of growing and blooming and I can’t wait to see them all! They add such nice color to this sea of green that we have going on, and I couldn’t be happier. My patience and hard work have paid off as we now get to enjoy the benefits of what we sowed.
Do I feel guilty that I didn’t give all the bulbs back? Absolutely NOT, because if the neighbor had come back the next day like she had said, I wouldn’t have considered them mine now! Officially, I can say they are mine now that she came and took some of the bulbs back. There were about eight that I gave her back, and we have five lilies in the process of growing now. I just may take a bulb or two with us when we move out of here, just to be able to have in our indoor jungle if need be!
Life is what we sow, like these flowers. The effort you put in is the result you get back. With patience and perseverance you will get the results you want. It takes time but it is worth the effort in the end. I almost feel guilty that this is the one flower I have been looking forward to, knowing beforehand the incredible beauty that comes with it. Not that I don’t love the 10,000 other flowers that are in the process of growing, but for me, these lilies were worth my effort to keep, to make our garden even more beautiful! I hope you enjoy the beauty of this lily as much as I do!