Last year I purchased 4 new peony roots, in very early spring. Not one burst thru the ground. I thought for sure they were dead. But last week, my husband called me out to see what was breaking thru the soil and all 4 plants have broken thru this year. This is a photo of just one of the plants. Not much to look at right now - and probably this year there will be no blooms, but what they will (hopefully) grow into will be beautiful.
Reminded me of the scripture describing Christ.
Quote that comes to mind:
Don't judge a book by it's cover!
Have a wonderful day!!