“Missing the First”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana
Don’t you hate it when you are looking forward to something, and you miss it? That just happened to me. Just about all the daylilies have buds, but the Stella d’Oro put out buds first, and I was anticipating that first bloom. I don’t know why, but Wednesday, I didn’t wander by that section of the garden where they are planted. I usually walk all around the garden every day.
Well, Thursday morning as I left for work, my car’s headlights raked across the circle garden, and I glimpsed the first Stella bloom all shriveled up. I couldn’t believe I had missed it when it was opened and fresh. What a disappointment! When I came home yesterday afternoon, there was a new flower opening. Cute, but you know how we gardeners can be, it was not number one.
This is the second time this has happened in the last week. I missed the first walking iris flower, too.
Lesson learned. At this time of year, when so many things start showing that first flower, check the garden every day.