Two bits of "second chance" inspiration in the garden -
First, the cloned New Dawn roses that we started in our condo before we moved here almost 2 (!) years ago are springing to life beautifully....all 4 of them! We couldn't have ever imagined such success, and now all we have to do is wait for the buds and blossoms. We even had to trellis them, not bad for a year-2 plant that started as a cut-off-the-original stick.
The other second chance is the hanging planter ball, which I had failed miserably at with lettuce, and which sat fallow last year in our garage in the frustrated-failed-projects corner. I decided to give it a fresh start this spring, and I put mint in instead of lettuce. The legend is that you can't kill mint, and although I've always managed to find a way around that adage, hope does indeed spring eternal.