Patience! I am glad I dug down (pardon the pun) and found some patience when I was gardening! The unidentified plant that was almost pulled "as a weed" produced these beautiful fringed asters!
I had forgotten that I planted a "Blue Stokes" aster in the side garden and I know that it didn't bloom last year, but (Voila!) it is back and blooming in one of my favorite colors. In this case, I am guilty of forgetting my own "Master Plan."
When I combined a few blooms with an "Endless Summer" hydrangea and some "Graham Thomas" yellow roses, I had my masterpiece.