Sunday, July 15, 2012


Don't you just love those plants that pop up in your garden?
 They always seem to be in the perfect place.
This spring I spread compost in all the gardens, and I have had many surprises
These Nicandra seeds must have survived the last 2 winters in the compost pile - that was the last time I planted them. They have these pretty little blooms
Followed by these interesting seed pods
Which have these little seed balls inside
Nicandra is also known as Shoo Fly Plant. It doesn't seem to be working...there are zillions of fly's this year - no kidding!
Another pop up plant this year is Echinacea - always glad to see them
The Poppies are surprising me too-here's a really frilly one
 Sea Holly - found growing thru a shrub
The birds help spread seeds too
Tomato seedlings are popping up all over as well, as seen in the Hosta bed addition, with a very healthy Nicandra behind
The compost pile itself has a few surprises 
Poppies, sunflowers, datura, zucchini and a few vines
I'm quite happy to see Hubbard squash ... yum!
Do you have anything interesting popping up in YOUR gardens this year?

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