Last fall, I planted lettuce again, for a fall round. We never had an autumn. It was dry and ninety until it wasn't, then it was winter. I thought that was a waste of good seed. The seed thought otherwise, wintered over and popped out with the spring sun. I didn't get to use much of it still, because it was wet and cold until it wasn't. We didn't have a spring either, so much of the plants bolted right away. No problem, I'll let it go to seed and try again in fall.
Today, as I was putzing around, looking at each garden plant on the chance there was a change from when I looked last night, I spotted this sweet little purple flower blooming in amongst the strawberries that I didn't recognize and was sure I had not planted.
Upon closer examination I discovered that the little beauty was blooming on the lettuce plants. What a delightful surprise. I began checking around and found several more.
My lettuces in the past have only had yellow or white blooms. Who knew?
I do love me some sweet garden surprises. How does your garden grow?