Because i have been under the weather for a few weeks, the garden has suffered. I have found a few surprises in the overgrown side yard. One of the paths has sprouted a healthy volunteer tomato plant that has a couple of tomatoes on it! Hmmm. I'll leave it alone.
Speaking of tomatoes, how did the Mortgage Lifter do for you, Nancy? I seem to remember you had one or some of them. That one on the front spread across 8 feet and then down the corner. It is still churning out tomatoes that are delicious and very large...not beautiful but great tomatoes. There is at least a good dozen on it in various stages of ripeness, and I picked several this morning. The volunteer zinnias, which are looking awful (foliage) but still blooming generously are being visited by many migrating butterflies.
One of the iris has been blooming fr a couple of weeks. Another tomato volunteer sprouted in a pot with a baby Japanese Maple tree. No idea where that seed came from.
A few minutes ago, I noticed a plant that looks awfully suspicious. It is very green and healthy, and I hope it is a Cleome seed from three years ago that has been waiting for a chance to grow without being weeded. It looks a lot like marijuana. I'll get DH to look at it when he gets up from his nap, and if we aren't sure it's a Cleome, it is history. Where do these things come from? Of course, he thought the Cleome were marijuana when I grew them, so he may be no help. It doesn't really have time to bloom anyway.
So what's going on in your garden?