Yesterday I was out on the patio leaning over the containers checking for any new growth. I find myself doing this numerous times per day.
And then, surprisingly, I saw this…
See that daisy rising up above the annuals? When I planted this galvanized container about a month or so ago, I planted a very pretty daisy right in the center.
My thought was that this year I’d surround it with annuals to give the galvanized tub a quick pop of color. Then the daisy, being a perennial, would spread out and fill the container at a slower rate.
Perennial plants are all about the roots. Keeping the roots strong and healthy is the number one goal so that you will be rewarded in the years to come. Annuals are cheaper, but perennials are an investment in your garden.
The only daisy that was blooming on the plant when I brought it home had faded away. No other blooms appeared.
I figured the annuals had grown over it and not let it get any sun. I was disappointed.
Then yesterday I saw that the daisy had miraculously survived the competition of its companions. It now rose above the other flowers, having shoved the annuals aside, and taken its rightful place.
Like a soldier that has slipped past enemy fire and run back to camp unscathed.
That soldier might later receive the purple heart for bravery.
Maybe my sturdy little daisy should be rewarded as well.
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