For years, I have watched the holly bushes grow slowly in the corner by my garden shed. I even remember my delight the first time I saw a single cluster of berries glowing amongst the green leaves.
The male plant remains rather small, but the female plant has grown tremendously these past three years with all of the rain we have had in my neck of the woods.
Imagine my surprise, about 15 years after planting these two bushes, as I came across the branches peppered with red berries earlier this year. I could hardly believe my eyes. This shot shows the plant looking mightly lush on the first day of autumn.
And I suppose, like anything good, it was worth the wait.