A few days ago I found this volunteer tomato seedling growing near the edge of one of my garden beds. It’s odd since I didn’t have any tomatoes in this area. So I’m assuming it blew it with the wind or maybe a bird dropped it. The fact that it survived this long is amazing with our cooler daytime and nighttime temps right now. So I decided maybe I would try to save it by potting it up & bringing it inside. Afterall if it managed to survive thus far I really have nothing to lose. I could put it under a fluorescent light I have in the garage. I kept a whole tray of these small containers from my fall pansies to plant seeds in over the winter possibly. They’re quite sturdy 3″ pots with the tray so I thought I could reuse them again.
These Mums have the most unusual petals I’ve ever seen. The tips open up like a scoop on the end. You can just make out the faint hint of purple on the edges of their skinny star shaped blooms. I’m always amazed at the variety of shapes, colors & textures of blooms in the garden. Do you have any odd things going in your garden at the moment?