Gloriosa Daisy opens his eyes, looks around and says “Oh Yeah! This is gonna be a great year.”Old Gloriiosa has been striving to bloom for weeks now.He’s very nearly there.Striving. Striving to bloom. Striving to lead. Striving to be the most awesome flower ever!
Nasturtium looks up from below and cheers him on.“Come on Gloriosa. We believe in you.” says Nasturtium.Red Red Rose agrees. “Come on Gloriosa. Everybody is watching you. But you’d better hurry.”“Because I’m ahead! You’re playing catch-up!”Poppy doesn’t say a thing. Poppy knows what she has in store this year. She’s neck and neck with Gloriosa on bloom and thinks she might just overtake him on summer spectacle.Yep. Poppy is striving too. Poppy thinks this might just be her year.Spiderwort enjoys the show. Old Spiderwort was here long before these showy garden flowers came and will probably be here long after they are gone. But Spiderwort loves the sense of friendly competition and just adores all the colors. Spiderwort thinks all this striving is the way to be!Tiger Lilly wishes she had some of the gumption of those summer bloomers. Tiger Lilly strives. Oh yes, she strives. But she struggles too. She may strive but she just can’t thrive in this garden like some of the other flowers.Wild Geranium and Coreopsis laugh. They’ve had their time. They prefer the late spring bloom. Now as summer gains force, they will bow out and let the others reign supreme, but it sure is fun to watch those summer bloomers strive for attention.And strive they do. Striving to be beautiful. Striving to be awesome. Striving to do their part to make the garden wonderful.