Mallow Mystique

Mystique is mysterious and even harbors surprises…

Just when you think you know her – she unveils the unknown.

I thought I had things under control in my garden.  There was an unnamed “weed” popping up under our grape arbor.

Dutifully I pulled them out for the last three summers.  I don’t mind weeding because I just add them to my compost pile.

But this summer I started blogging.  When the kids and I stopped our home school studies, for the break, I blogged even more and gardened a little less.

Then the heat wave came… and I gardened even less… and some of those “weeds” got a head of me.

One morning as I was looking out the dining-room window, waving goodbye to Ian as he rode his bike to work…, a touch of pink mysteriously peering out from amongst some spent iris caught my eye.

Later I took a closer look after my usual morning routine.  And as you can see; a pink lady greeted me rather smugly.   I had been composting all her sisters –  but she remained untouched.

Don’t feel too badly for her as she now has some little sisters popping up around her.

I have blogging to thank and the heat of summer for keeping my weedy little fingers off this delicacy of pink.

Most women like surprises.  I am certainly of that sort.  Hopefully I am not going to find out that this is one of those awfully invasive plants that will choke out all life as we know it!

I have another mallow that grows in my new perennial border.  I should introduce her to him.  He is perfectly purple.  I’ve never had trouble with him taking over…

But I do need to watch out for the blogging bug!  School is back in session at our place next week.  I home school our children/teens and so I may need to weed out some activities to keep those young brains blossoming…

I suspect that some of our subject matter may invade greenlightlady. Hopefully no algebra will show up here…

Since surprises can be a good thing – I’ll let you wonder what subjects we’ll be covering.  You can always toss them on the compost heap if they don’t work for you.

But beware of the little siblings that may germinate elsewhere.

Remember that ladies like lovely surprises…  and I think that men do too! They marry women – don’t they?

However, as it is written:

“No eye has seen,

no ear has heard,

no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him”

– 1 Corinthians 2:9

Blessings ~ Wendy