Garden Surprise

Surprise Marigold
Surprise Marigold

While sitting my deck this morning having a coffee to start the day off right I noticed a garden surprise mixed within my herbs.  I couldn’t believe what I saw.  You see I am not the best of gardeners by any means, but every year I try and try again.  There is nothing better than success after trying a task over and over.  Even better when you didn’t expect the outcome.  So here is it…..  Marigolds! Yes, they are growing aimlessly amongst my herbs and flowers.  Thing is I didn’t plant any this year!  Surprise, there they were!  The best part is they are growing where my other flowers keep dying because we have had a lot of wind this year and it is breaking my flowers.  I have replaced them twice already adding new ones to take the space of the ones lost.  Tis why I am so excited that out of the blue (or in this case orange) these wonderful Marigolds popped by for a visit to replace the space I had once again lost flowers from wind breakage.

More Marigolds
More Marigolds

Gardening is a hit and miss hobby and I am so happy to see a hit out of the park this time with the surprise Marigolds.

To add to this moment of gardening bliss I noticed the snap peas I planted have actually been fruitful!  I am in utter shock as I have tried growing tomatoes here for 5 years with success only one of those years.  The weather is not always dependable and my lack of a green thumb doesn’t help.  I decided to ditch the tomatoes and try the snap peas.  The snap peas add a double surprise today and have decided to grow!  Here is my first bowl of these delicious garden delights.

Snap Peas
Snap Peas

I was seriously thinking of knitting a garden full of wonderful produce instead of planting them.  I figured I could knit and crochet a bumper crop!  It is nice to see that my thumb might have a bit of green after all.  I am inspired to try some garden knitting and crochet in the future.  Maybe it is how I will warm up the winter days thinking of next years garden adventure.  Who knows what will pop up next year.  What’s in your garden of delights?

Snap Peas 1
Snap Peas 1

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