I can't even begin to tell you the patients I've had to have. Gardening is not always easy. And does not always happen the way we plan it.
Almost 12 years ago, I bought some bulbs. In a small town. Of various irises. I already had white, purple, and yellow. But I wanted some more "exotic" colors. Immediately when I got home, I planted them. What I got was, a bunch of leaves. No flowers. Not for years.
Until a few days ago. I got my first flower from those bulbs. A beautiful pink iris. I was so excited. I'd honestly given up hope. And figured the bulbs had died. Or they were never going to flower. I hope others will bloom as well.
I've always enjoyed gardening. There is something so special about it. And unexpected. I'll never give up on my garden, yard, or flowers. But I'm realizing, patients is the #1 thing you need to have in gardening.