i planted two types of white mums last spring. i bought them in the grocery store, i believe they were intended as mother’s day gifts. i took them home & separated them into three sections, planting them in a hodge-podge way. i watched them struggle through the heat of Alabama summers. i wondered if they would live until fall. under the November skies, they thrived & i have a house full. sometimes, we need patience to wait & see if things will thrive in their own time.