What happened was, it grew gourds.
There are three of them that I can see. I have a sneaking suspicion there is a fourth hidden somewhere among the dwarf nandinas. I’ve looked for it and it’s probably not there, but I still hope it is and that it’s the granddaddy of them all, and that we will gasp with amazement when it finally reveals itself.
I love most volunteer plants, and I think this is my favorite of them all so far, particularly since the gourds in the garden were killed by squash bugs.
An unexpected reprieve, a surprise.
Right at my doorstep.
BREAKING NEWS: I found the fourth gourd!!! It really does exist! And it’s a big ‘un! (Now hoping for a hidden fifth!)