It is customary for me to share my mother’s excess bounty with my co-workers. Their color and beauty provide incredible joy for the workplace and I enjoy sharing it. As I have mentioned before, we have had an unseasonably warm spring followed by unusually wacky summer with humidity and rain. I think the plants became very confused and didn’t know what to do. As you can see, they are blooming, but they aren’t as plentiful as past years. This year the dinner plates didn’t bloom at all and they always are the crowd favorites. All in all, we must be amazed by nature and be an eternal optimist. We are grateful for what bloomed this year and look forward to next year’s crop hoping it will be spectacular. Thanks Mom!