Pentas in the Garden
A few weeks ago, when I was selecting sun-loving flowers
for the tiny bed I had reclaimed from the spent irises,
I fished a half-dead plant out of the $1 bin at Lowe's garden center.
Its tag said "pentas" annual.
Well, I had never heard of pentas,
but I figured for one dollar it was a safe gamble.
So I planted it and waited to see if it would survive.
I just returned from being away for a few days
and what do you know?
The pentas is about to break out in bloom--
a cast off whose life has been renewed.
And the butterflies and hummingbirds are supposed to love it.
Now all I need to do is wait to see what color it will be
and if it brings birds and butterflies.