This year’s garden has been ripe with numerous volunteers. This sunflower is one of five that have sprouted as a result of our winter bird feeders. What luck! Sadly one was chomped up by the foraging deer, those stinkers, don’t they know the sunflowers are for the bees?
Many are the cherry type but there is a yellow pear, Roma and a few are middle sized fruits. We think it’s possibly the compost? But I suppose it can be cast offs from our children tossing leftover bits into the garden. Either way I am pleased to have the surprising blessings of more tomatoes. The birds are fond of them and I have been chasing the Cardinals out of the garden, although, I can identify with their love of the tomato! This year’s volunteer organic garden has been full of fascination.