You've heard the phrase "bloom where you're planted." The concept is a good one. A plant that doesn't take root will eventually die. However, a gardner will purposely keep some plants in separate containers so that they will not develop deep roots, remaining easy to transplant at a later time. Those planters can only hold a limited size plant for a limited amount of time, though. If a plant keeps growing, it will become unhealthy because it can no longer be sustained by the limited amount of soil provided.
I've put myself in a pot, unwilling to be permanently planted here. Maybe I've begun to wither a bit because I've returned to a pot that I've outgrown. Or maybe I just want to save my blooming for another future location and I don't dare put down roots that might keep me from being transplanted when the time comes. Either way, I have to say that although I'm still growing, the current conditions aren't exactly ideal for flourishing.
So let me ask you, is that phrase "bloom where you're planted" always true or are there times to keep those roots from going down deep?