The alliums are getting ready to go and most (but not all) of the muscari have passed. I'm not sure that she'll stick with the gardening. She's eight-years-old after all and there aren't a whole lot of things that really hold her attention for a long while. But that's ok, because you can't really expect every kid to have a profound and sustained interest in gardening even if it excites most of them in the moment. They're kids after all and their world moves fast and their interests flit and evolve. But if she remembers those birthday alliums and enjoys them when they finally open, it won't matte if she leaves her interest in gardening behind until she's older or perhaps forever, it will still have been worth the fun of planting those bulbs together last fall.