Last year one of my friends received a beautiful container full of beautiful, blooming tulips as a Valentine's Day gift. After the flowers died back, she innocently threw the pot away along with the tulip bulbs thinking her poor plant had died! She did not know that the tulips would bloom again the following year.
It just goes to show that you cannot take gardening information for granted. I wonder how many people accidentally threw away perfectly good plants or bulbs that have gone dormant. The next time you gift a live plant, you may want to explain what to expect to the gift recipient so she does not make the same mistake my friend did.