Annual flowers are supposed to last only one season,
but I've found that many will re-seed.
That's what's happened with the vinca we planted last year.
But I didn't realize it had re-seeded until I noticed a bright green plant
growing up through a crack between the bricks in our front walk.
This week, it bloomed:
At first glance, it didn't look particularly spectacular,
but up close it was flawless:
And then I found another vinca volunteer, and yet another one.
They were easy to miss there among the impatiens,
but on closer examination, so pristine and beautiful:
To find that beautiful flowers have volunteered to grow in your garden
makes a lovely late summer surprise.