We had an e-mail in our Gmail (firstname.lastname@example.org) inbox for some time without noticing – our apologies to Carol. Here is her post. (If you ever doubted that from small acorns, might oaks grow):
These rhodos (one in the back yard and one in the front yard) were purchased at Woodward’s $1.49 Day in 1969. After 5 years without a blossom we were ready to give up on them. Then the following year they surprised us with a colourful display. Forty-one years later they keep amazing us with their beauty and colour.