Saturday, July 30, 2016

Celebrating Garden Surprises


  This weekend I celebrate with Ruth Ayres at Discover Play Build.  and link with others who share their celebrations, too. I am grateful to Ruth for starting this meme that offers a place to share!

   Late this year marks the fourth year I've been in this new home, and I'm still discovering and loving surprises in the garden. It is filled with plants that invite bees and butterflies, and this year, snacks for others, too! 
   Although it's been a hot, dry summer, we had an unusually wetter spring. More plants, some new to me, have appeared. This time I celebrate the wild strawberries that are flourishing in all kinds of weather. My home has quite a bit of flagstone, walks and patio, and the strawberries are still blooming and producing in the cracks. I imagine small bunnies, birds and maybe squirrels, are sneaking in to have a snack. Certainly when they can find ripe ones, my granddaughters have one or two. They aren't prolific, but taste very sweet. I have researched them, and some believe they are weeds, and should be eliminated. But these are only in the cracks, not in my small bit of grass, and I've loved seeing them, am happy to have a buffet of sorts in the garden.  I love being outdoors, and celebrate the time I can examine new growth, and learn about it, too. 



9 comments:

  1. Love the pic of the wild strawberries - such a burst of color amid the green -and the pic of your flagstone walk. Interesting that you keep seeing new plants, even in your 4th year in this new home.

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    1. There have been other new blooms too, and I can only look to the wet spring that started them this year. I admit that I haven't planted anything except in a few pots. Thanks, Ramona. Hope your weekend is sweet!

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  2. Garden surprises are always so lovely...I've been making many of those around the farm, too, and delighting in them. Wild strawberries, though - how marvelous!

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    1. Doing a whole year's cycle at your farm must have shown so many wonderful surprises, Tara. That's great to hear.

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  3. I love the discoveries that come from your home. I've been in mine for seven years (is that possible?!?!) and I still find new discoveries. Definitely something to celebrate!

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    1. Thanks, Michelle. I know what you mean. I find it hard to think that it's been 4 years! It's rather like a gift passed on from the earlier owners.

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  4. Linda, it is always fun to watch what pops up in our gardens. I had to pull out the strawberries because they did reproduce at a rapid rate and spread everywhere. The garden critters seemed to enjoy them more so we never got to taste the treats. Enjoy the weekend.

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    1. I think I'll need to watch to see where those strawberries move, but so far they're in the right place. Happy Sunday to you, Carol.

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  5. I'm not a good gardner. My favorite plants are the wild ones, the ones that sprout up in spite of me. To me, it's a message from God. Lovely strawberries.

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