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.