Not marked by birth

Each spring in the outback of Western Australia there is the most amazing display of wildflowers. One flower, called the Everlasting, literally carpets the red dirt with pink and white paper-like daisies.

I always wanted to grow these flowers from seed in my own yard, but they had never grown. Last year at our new home I scattered hundreds of Everlasting seeds according to the directions on the package. This time, with all the plentiful rain we received, they grew, and I delighted in watching them grow tall and strong.

But then one day all of the buds started drooping, and I thought they were lacking something. I contacted the seed supplier, and she told me that nothing was wrong but that this is exactly what they do before they flower. Sure enough, they soon flowered.

Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.

Feeling boxed in?
July 24, 2017

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.