Monday, June 2, 2008

Hello, Stranger!

I was surprised to find this friendly face yesterday in the section of the garden that is on stand-by, waiting until next year to be transformed into the second installment of the Kitchen Garden. Taylor's Guide to Perennials identifies it as rose campion. I have no idea where it came from -- did someone give me a plant I forgot about? Did I buy it off a sale table somewhere? Did a bird drop the seed? Taylor's says it's a short-lived perennial or biennial that will self-seed. I dug it up and moved it into the Cottage Garden, where I hope it will live a long and happy life with lots of children.

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