I adore garden surprises.
One of my favorite gifts from my kids was a poorly labeled planter from the home and garden store containing 'Spring Blooms'. They turned out to be cute miniature daffodils, but the anticipation of seeing what was going to come up was half the fun!
Last fall my wonderful mother-in-law sent me a large assortment of bulbs. I had also bought and ordered a lot of bulbs, so there was a whole bonanza of bulb planting even throughout the winter. Between the large amount of bulbs and my terrible memory, I am enjoying lots of garden surprises this spring!
I don't even remember planting the Grape Hyacinths that are popping up in my shade garden, but they are quite cute.
|Grape Hyacinth (Muscari armeniacum)|
I do remember planting some Summer Snowflakes - just not in the location they are coming up in...
|Summer Snowflakes (Leucojum aestivum 'Gravetye Giant')|
A bag of mixed bulbs from the garden store will always guarantee some fun garden surprises.
My mother-in-law also recently gave me some plants from her garden. I haven't planted this camellia yet - I'm anxiously waiting to see what color the blooms are!
One caveat - I only love GOOD garden suprises.
Okay, who dug all those holes in my moss garden?!
|Pssst! Get out of there! Mrs. Red House is coming and she doesn't look happy...|
Anyone else out there enjoying some good gardening surprises?