Wednesday, August 27, 2014


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.

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