I walked outside to get the paper yesterday, and on my way back to the house, I glanced over at my newest garden. I planted it last summer, moving a few of the plants from other locations in the yard where they really weren’t happy, and making a new playground for them. Making these moves in the late summer can be a tricky thing.
There was something white waving to me as I approached the house. Was it a tossed paper that made its way to my yard? Closer inspection revealed a new flower! Three tiny irises were out and showing off! I swear I was expecting yellow irises. I thought I remembered transplanting some yellow ones that didn’t care for the shady location I had them in. But these were beautiful white with a bit of yellow inside. I have no idea where they came from, but I know I transplanted them last fall. Apparently, they were so unhappy wherever they were that I don’t think they ever bloomed.
Then again, they may have been in a location of the yard that I don’t see that often, and if they did bloom, I missed them. But I didn’t miss them this year.
When I create a new garden, I do try to keep a garden log of what I’ve done. And I know I made a map of what I planted – just where did I put it? The element of surprise is one of my favorite parts of spring!
Surprises to you!