Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Ghosts of Gardens Past

'Love in a Mist' (nigella) is one of my favorite annuals to grow from seed. It is close to a true blue flower that comes up readily and the lacey foliage adds interest on its own. But I must confess, it has been many, many years since I have sown any annuals from seeds in my Laguna garden. It is pretty packed full of plants and my focus has been elsewhere. The ones that reseed easily have even faded away it seems. So you can imagine my amazement when I spotted this little flower growing in a crack in the steps in the garden. It has been at least five if not ten years since I have seen my lovely 'Love in a Mist' and it was a wonderful surprise!

8 comments:

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

I have areas dedicated to love-in-a-mist. It is so easy. I'm not surprised you had a return flower. Those seeds are hardy.

Scented Leaf said...

It's great when plants sprung up in unexpected places.

Urban Dirt Girl said...

oh its such a pretty flower. I always wanted a space for a flower meadow but I don't have it. If I did, I'd hope to grow these beautiful flowers. M

Ginny said...

I especially love this kind of serendipity in the garden! I have some volunteer impatiens growing in the cracks in my steps. I've never grown Love in a Mist but think I'll try it next season.

Window On The Prairie said...

Wow, those seeds must have a really long shelf life. Don't you just love surprises in the garden?
Suzanne

a tasteful garden said...

oh my gosh, that blue nigella is simply amazing! how gorgeous and what a welcomed surprise.

Diane said...

What a wonderful surprize!

Organic Gardening said...

I'll love these types of "ghost with pleasant surprise".

@Gardener on Sherlock Street: That's lovely that you have a special place for this lovely flower. A pretty flower like Love-in-a-mist deserves that.