It was only when she visited my home, and would ask how they were doing that I would remember that they were there.
I always felt so guilty because hers would be blooming all over the place and she'd always comment that mine should be blooming too, especially after we'd had a considerable amount of rainfall.
Well today I was greeted by this wonderful sight in my garden.
Pine cone shampoo ginger
The flowers shoot up from ground level and when squeezed a lovely scented soapy liquid emerges.
I wanted to enjoy their beauty indoors, and in my haste to cut them, I took an unladylike tumble in the garden........ I heard the familiar laughter and then the wind whispered in my ear...."Go on....get on with it."