A while ago I planted a little bit of hope with my Finger Lime. I check on it now and then but don't want to mollycoddle it. It now has some small flowers and the hope for future fruit starts. I live in an area that isn't quite right for finger limes but I have chosen a site that is protected and it is definitely growing. The flowers are quite tiny and not overly impressive unlike the thorns. I have also planted a little more hope. Not of growing spoons, that is just a marker for my saffron bulb. I have planted three saffron crocus bulbs in the hope of harvesting a few of the lovely little golden threads for some culinary delights without the exorbitant expense.
I don't have to wait for flowers in the garden. They are a bit patchy with all of the rain we have had but the purple agapanthus is flowering well. I think a bonus with agapanthus is the dried out flower heads. The added bonus of the agapanthus is it is zero maintenance. I never water it, just mow around it when necessary.