I just had to share my beautiful poppies with you. They are my favorite flowers and when I planted these they didn't bloom for three years, I had almost given up on them. Now 8 years later and they are gorgeous, the plant is getting bigger every year so that means more poppies for me to admire.
Same with the Split Leaf Japanese Maple, we bought it as a plant that the grower said would not survive the Winter. "Well look at her now", I know she is a her because of her flowing beauty. She is now about 4' wide and growing.