At the beginning of the summer I put lettuce in this planter that sits on the railing by my kitchen door. It was super convenient to go out there and pick some for a salad or a sandwich but eventually it bolted (as lettuce does) and I yanked it out. I was at the nursery shortly after that and I grabbed a couple of 6 packs of cosmos figuring that they would be a nice pop of color in this spot. I came home and plopped the 6 packs in the empty container and forgot all about them. In other words, I never actually planted them. Whoops. When I did finally go to plant them the roots had grown right through the containers and they were pretty well set – I couldn’t have planted them properly without ripping the roots apart so I let them be. And clearly they aren’t any worse for it as they are blossoming and thriving.
There’s an allegory in there somewhere that relates to people and leaving them be to find their way, I think.
Here’s hoping you find your way to some fun this weekend!