Last year, we took my MIL on a drive to the daylily nursery up in the Gold Country. Usually a daylily in a pot will cost between $8 and $10, but I noticed a small bin with daylily roots that had lost their labels, all jumbled together. I bought 6 of them since they were only $1 apiece, and potted them up when we got home. They struggled in their pots for almost a year, suffering the cold, the forgotten watering, you name it. At the end of the winter I was afraid they were all dead, but they put out new shoots. I finally planted them out between the fruit trees and the fence and waited to see if they would bloom. It is kind of exciting waiting to see what color of bloom they will have. Finally, this week one of them bloomed. I was hoping they would not be ugly dark dark red or purple, but the spouse and I were really pleased by the first flower:
And finally, during the spring gardening, I found the plastic alligator. The kids used to play with him so he must be 20 years old or more. I took him out of the stack of bricks he had fallen into and let him gaze at the garden again.