Given any opportunity, nature will exploit holes in the system. Plants will always find ways to present themselves, whether or not the gardener was consulted.
This Heartleaf skullcap, Scuttelaria ovata, is emerging from its warm season dormancy and in ground-cover fashion around the base of the ceramic tree guy. Additionally, a sprig of the skullcap greenery has grown up and out of the craggy pottery bark and now accompanies the grey ceramic bird who has been tree guy’s main buddy.
In another part of the garden, a strand of Purple heart, Setcrasea pallida, snaked its way up a whimsical ceramic sprout (for lack of a better term). A bouquet of pink and purple tops the sprout, adding a floral flourish which is lacking in its less adorned partners.
May your garden thrive and your breakthroughs be the fun and charming kind. Wishing all a happy and healthy 2022.