Friends of Alex gave us some plants 2 summers ago. One was a baby Frangipani. By now, we are fully aware of my luck with plants (a cherry blossom bonsai and a maple bonsai died while in my care....) and we weren't expecting the plants to last that long. Well, the tomato died but before it did, it did manage to grow quite a bit which encouraged me to grow tomatoes again this summer (I am happy to say, we managed to eat some very juicy and sweet cherry tomatoes as a result!). Now the Frangipani, nothing happened to it for the longest time. That is to say it didn't even seem to grow, it did shed some leaves but we were totally expecting it to die out on us. Amazingly, a couple of days ago, while the Autumn leaves are beginning to shade elsewhere, our Little Frangipani blossomed! We have a cluster of fragrant Frangipanis on our balcony now! Ah, that was enough to cheer me up the whole week!