|The new seeds were supposed to look like this....|
It's true for people as well as plants - there's a rebel in every pack! Thanks to my friend Lisa Ritchie for the title for my essay today written for Main Line Gardening, in which I celebrate the surprise of a new and different Gaillardia among the 100 seeds that were supposed to be alike.
When I bought the seeds, I expected 100 identical plants. But nature had another thing in mind and provided me with one unique plant. I have choices; I could rip it up and insist on my little pink border being "perfect," or I can celebrate the unique and different. I can rejoice in the new and exciting.
I choose to rejoice. Celebrate with me!
|...but I got a little of this...and that....lemon yellow REBEL Gaillardia|
And if I get seeds? Yes, I'll share...but I can't guarantee they'll grow true. Maybe yours will yield surprises, too!
Please enjoy my essay on Main Line Gardening's website - There's a Rebel in Every Pack.
And yes, the picture is of my latest rebel...