We sometimes forget that plants actually want to grow, and that it’s up to us as gardeners not to get in the way. Of course there are some that are reluctant to thrive. We’ve all grown them – or tried to – and persevered endlessly, reproaching ourselves for our lack of growing skills and inability to keep them alive.
While it’s good to be challenged, sometimes, it’s also essential that we have enough plants in our gardens that are indestructible. These are plants that, regardless of the occasional oversight when it comes to watering, pruning or feeding, will grow in spite of us rather than because of us.