An Excercise in Faith
I've heard it said that planting bulbs is an exercise in faith -- faith that this small, quiet bulb will sprout and bloom. Faith that, after the dark of winter, spring will arrive again...
It's not easy to look ahead to spring when surrounded by the pumpkins and turkeys of autumn, but every year I'm glad I planted bulbs. This year, instead of sticking with my usual jonquils (to match the naturalized jonquils in our yard), I grabbed a few bulbs of this and a few bulbs of that, tucked them into some pots, stuck some thyme plants on top, set them on the front porch and forgot about them. When these bulbs bloomed, all I could say was, "Wow..."