I have discovered how to make flowers bloom.
I recently lamented about our five crape myrtle trees — year after year they have failed to bloom. They have even perplexed our local master gardeners whom we called for advice. Well, a day or two after I wrote about my disappointment in the trees on this blog, they started blooming. While they’re not blooming magnificently, they are blooming far more than they’ve done in all the years we’ve lived here.
So put down your expensive fertilizers. Don’t worry about compost or mulch. Forget about sunlight and water needs. Figure out ways to publicly humiliate your plants and then see what wonders they’re capable of.