Sometime late last Spring, Benjamin burst through the door and proudly told me he had planted some flowers. After inspection, and finding seed packets all over the yard, I told him that was great!, and then I explained how to care for the seed and future plant. He listened to every word and every day during the summer, he would fill up a paper cup and go water his plant. It grew all summer and got to be about 24" tall. Unfortunately, when I looked at it all I saw was a giant weed, but Benjamin kept insisting that his flower had a bud, or that it was about to blossom. At the end of the summer, Benjamin once again burst through the door to tell me he had a beautiful pink flower! We hustled outside and sure enough-he did it!
See-tucked in right next to the weed, was his beautiful Zinnia. Success! He had been so diligent and it had payed off. He was so happy!