Last year I planted columbine. A year later she bloomed and very beautifully too I might add. But, the first year was a disappointment. I wondered if it was even worth the time and energy it took to dig the hole and plant. So much of gardening is a waiting game. Each year my perennials get bigger and better. They've adjusted to their new home and thrive. The garden teaches you patience. I really need to apply that patience to myself and others around me. Give it time, you will probably be MORE than pleasantly surprised.