A few weeks ago I bought a purple leaf canna lily and asked Gary to plant it for me half way down near the entrance to our driveway. He kind of grumbled but he planted it anyway. Ever since then he's been taking care of it making sure it has water if it needs it. He tells me each day how much it's grown and so on so forth. A week or so ago he said he was getting a tall stalk in the middle and I said it's getting ready to bloom. He couldn't wait for the bloom.
This week Gary's canna lily bloomed. It's a vibrant red orange and absolutely spectacular. Gary couldn't be more proud. He's been talking all about how wonderful it is. He even went down to take this photo for my blog. If you plant a living thing or you nurture and care for something and it rewards you with it's growth and beauty that's something to be very proud of. I suspect it's even more satisfying raising children, never having had that opportunity I don't know. I do know raising and nurturing something living is a wonderful life lesson and the best reward in the world. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.