My mom has been giving me an Easter lily for Easter the past several years. Three years ago, I transplanted the lily to my garden. Each year, the foliage would come up, but no blooms. I threw away all of the Easter lilies received after that because I thought they were "done." This year, that sole Easter lily bloomed and blessed me with seven flowers.
I wish I had planted the last two plants instead of throwing them away. Live and learn.