I think I have shared before that I love gardening.
Though I tend to be a lazy gardener.
I enjoy growing plants that don't need to be fussed over-
Twice a year we spend time
dividing our perennials.
It's just like doubling your investment.
I get very excited when I see volunteers pop up!
This is a little Milkweed plant that the wind brought me.
Volunteer plants are those that come up in the garden with no effort on your part.
They germinate from seeds dropped by flowers in previous years or the seeds can arrive
stuck to the fur of small animals, dropped by birds like a tiny gift,
brought by the wind or in this case, spilled out from the compost bin.
If you find seeds sprouting, give them some time to establish
and you can easily move them to a preferred location.
Plants with long tap roots
such as Dill, Carrots and Hollyhocks do not transplant well-
It's best to let them grow where they want to grow.
I found this volunteer peaking out of my compost bin.
Hiding under a tomato bush-
At first I wasn't sure what it was- I had to wait patiently
until I was sure it was a pumpkin of some kind.
I did not remember putting a pumpkin in the bin!
I put some here...
The pumpkins are all over the house!
Would you believe ALL these pumpkins came from one little volunteer?
This verse from the Bible comes to mind-
O the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. In him
we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches
of God’s grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding, he made
known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure,
which he purposed in
Ephesians 1: 6-9
This little volunteer pumpkin reminds me how much God loves us.
Not because of anything we have done,
yet His grace, His goodness, His love is lavished upon us!
What a blessing !
God loves you-
xo Lisa S