Last August I purchased what Wal-Mart allegedly believed was a mum plant. It looked cute on our front porch for about 4.25 days, and then it became brown and shriveled. And ugly. I did all I could to revive it, but it wasn’t having any of it.
I decided to put the eyesore on our back porch until I could decide what to do (I have a hard time throwing things away, okay?!). Within a few weeks the plant actually started showing new green growth, so it renewed my hope. It kept growing taller and taller, but alas it was all green and no flowers. My sister warned me that mums only bloom once a year, so I eventually gave up on it.
But then... a few weeks ago after an especially wet weekend, I opened up the blinds to find this:
And do you what this is?
It’s a Christmas miracle.
(It's also a sign that Wal-Mart doesn't know how to properly label plants.)
Merry Christmas to all, and to all an unseasonably warm December!