Every gardener anxiously awaits those first flowering jewels that thrust their way through warming earth.
I had a small planting of Glory-Of-the-Snow that was rescued from a nearby farmhouse.
I wondered if last year’s drought had taken its toll on the bulbs. This morning I happened to see a few blue petals poking through the ground. I excitedly went over to look at the flowers. A few bulbs were exposed. I tried to push them down into the earth only to feel some resistance.
Was it a stone? No – it was a gourd!
I thought they would be a wonderful food source for thoe deer and squirrels.I never thought the squirrels would be “hiding” the gourds as they do the acorns! Now I am wondering how many plants will pop up in unexpected places. I’ll keep you updated….