Last year I discovered squash bees in my yard. Since they specialize in squash, I wanted to make sure they would have squash flowers. So I planted some crookneck summer squash. And it’s coming up.
Some meet expectations every year. For example, I no longer need to add sweet alyssum to the borders. It just reseeds itself and is even smart enough to grow exactly where I want it to. It doesn’t look like much, but it’s a lovely little plant, bearing intensely sweet flowers that are popular with beneficial insects.
But a real volunteer plant is one that turns up in unexpected places and leaves you saying, I don’t remember planting strawberries up here.
I wonder what will turn up next.