At the end of last Fall, I planted some daffodil bulbs in one of our front beds. When everyone else's flowers were blooming, I didn't even have some green peeking out of the earth. But then just as all the other daffodils disappeared, mine started to grow. And it was just this past week that they started to die. I must have had some late bloomers this year.
But that's ok. It meant that we could all share in the joy of daffofils after the chill of spring.