That good things come in threes was a lesson I learned in stages. It began years ago, when I bought my house in the Hudson Valley and noticed three tiny plants growing under the edge of the front porch.
I did not know it then, but they were trilliums — specifically, the native wake robin of the surrounding woodlands, also known as Trillium erectum. I lifted the anonymous creatures out with a trowel and moved them to a bed I was making, just in case they were “something.”
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