Turns out that being a dilettante with tropical bulbs is very rewarding: Look how huge this elephant ear is!

Look at the pattern on the leaves–it’s almost like marbled paper (dilettante worlds colliding!)

 

The cannas are blooming too:

So red it’s blowing out the camera

 

And this wasn’t a dilettante project, but over the last year I’ve been gradually moving all the daylilies from the yard, where they just didn’t get enough water or really bloom, into pots, where they now get water AND fertilizer. (And I can take them with me when we move.)

Turns out that when you give a plant what it needs to thrive, it thrives … sounds like a metaphor to me.