That day never comes.
I thought of that slogan a few weeks ago when a Facebook friend posted this:
I've kept my little citrus tree alive for 5 months now, and am noticing something important:
Blooming where we're planted is a lovely notion, but really things bloom when they're watered.
I had a similar insight with our tomato plants this year. We planted them in pots, not expecting much, as we'd never had luck before. But they grew and bloomed and we got tomatoes--if we had planted them in bigger pots, we'd have gotten bigger tomatoes. The small ones we had were delicious, but I did have many occasions to wish we had planned and planted a bit better back when we transplanted the seedlings.
I like the original "Bloom Where You Are Planted" for its simplicity. But it's important to remember that with just a bit of extra attention, we can do more than bloom--we can bloom extravagantly.