I've a Blackberry Lily we purchased from Mt. Vernon in my garden. When we visited Madison's Montpelier they too had plants and trees/shrubs for sale. We came away with a Box Elder bowl, turned from a tree on the property felled in a storm. I like things like this more than any trinkets - though I do purchase Christmas ornaments!Gardening is often trial and error when you begin. Keep on keeping on and you'll get there.
Wise words. I’m looking at some purple coneflower that I planted from seed last year and thought we’re duds. They look very healthy now and I’m glad I displayed some out of character patience.
I had to look up blackberry lily - how beautiful!
And yes, I’d rather see a grove of trees or a garden than a statue too.