One of the first things I started to grow was lemongrass, because a friend had introduced me to the joys of having it in tea. With time, the plant has grown and it's aromatic stalk has been a great addition to soups, salads and tea. This plant was also my first success as a gardener and I was pleased as a punch when I was asked to provide stalks as a starter for other people. One such stalk went to my friend A. Almost a year later, A reported that her plant had flowers. I scoffed and sneered. For good measure I also made unpleasant remarks about her eyesight. Not to be undermined, A sent me a picture of the plant, and later when I visited her home, ensured that I got visual confirmation. Now I was annoyed - why hadn't my plant done this? To further aggravate me emotionally, my colleague in Office, who got his stalk from me, reported that his was starting to flower too. But a few weeks later, my plant started to put out long shoots as well and lo, they turned into flowers. Aren't they beautiful? I have never seen this happen to a lemongrass before and find them delightful. I now have to figure out how to save seeds from this crop. But meanwhile, I am enjoying the lemongrass gone wild.