We’ve all heard the rest of that old saying…”bring May flowers” – and the subject of gardening is near and dear to the hearts of many. Myself included. Several years ago, on the occasion of her September birthday, I chose large and promising-looking tulip bulbs in a favourite colour, for a neighbor friend. She was excited – and eagerly planted them under the bay window in front of her house, in anticipation of Spring promise.
Months later, when the snow disappeared enough to discern where the tulips had been planted - alas, not even a nose peeping out of the ground.Turns out that my friend, who had never gardened before, didn’t realize that the bulbs had to be planted with the “pointy side up” rather than vice versa.
As with many things in life, it seems fair to presume that we all reap what we sow - ever looking forward with anticipation to the fruits of our labour.