My Dearest Lisianthus,
It is with a heavy heart that I write this to you, but I feel as though our relationship has come to an end. Yes, your beauty is beyond words, your gorgeous petals, your beautiful colors and even your leaves take my breath away. The length of your vase life is unlike any other flower, but alas, I cannot continue standing by your side.
When our relationship started in late December, I was full of joy and hope that we would have a beautiful summer together. In fact, over 200 of you seemed to be committed to making this work. My heart was full. Then as quickly as you appeared, you started leaving 1 by 1.
I have given you the best in soil, the finest water, and outstanding grow light, yet you don't seem to care. Some have told me that this is just a struggle that we are facing, and we will overcome. What they don't see are the sleepless nights, wondering if you are going to be here in the morning. The constant encouragement that I have given you, to grow and be strong. The time, energy and emotion that I have brought to this relationship. They don't understand what it is like to face that day in and day out. There are times I don't even understand it.
There are people out there that have wonderful success with you, and I envy them. I truly do. I wish we had that, whatever “that” is. I wish you all the best in the future and maybe, just maybe we will meet again.