At the end of May, when I had planted most of the vegetables in the garden, there was one bed still open. A hunt in my collection found flower seeds friends had shared with me from the last few years.
I planted 3 or 4 varieties of flower’s seeds, watered, and waited. And waited. The bed was still empty.
Finally, a few plants I could not identify came up. They didn’t look like anything I’d ever seen before. They tasted awful, so probably were not obscure salad greens.
It was September before the first orange flower bloomed. As we approach October, the end of the growing season, a day closer to the first freeze, this plant decides to “strut its stuff”.
For me, I am happy to see these yellow and orange daisies starting life, as the rest of the garden is fading away. I can only hope there is still time for these flowers to produce seeds for next year. Another wait and see period.