The other day I noticed something strange sticking out from the pot of pansies on the front porch. Can you see it?
There's a tomato plant growing among the flowers!
I didn't put the seed there. I suspect a bird or critter ate a fruit from one of my plants last year and 'deposited' the remains in the pot, where the seed overwintered. Now that the days are getting longer and the weather's warming up it decided it was time to sprout.
For some reason, seeing the larger, completely different greenery in the pot reminded me of an old Sesame Street song that I haven't thought about for decades.
Pansies are cool weather plants, so I'll be replacing them in the box just as soon as I can get to the garden center to pick out some blooms that like our hot, humid summer weather. When I do, I'll transplant the tomato plant in the back garden plot...where it belongs.
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