It has been nearly impossible to grow anything that is surviving in the heat and drought this summer. Native flowers are doing fair with as much pampering as I have time to give them. Everything else - the water hogs especially - are pretty sad.
The most lush plant in the yard came up all by itself.
It has had no special treatment, no fertilizer and very little extra water.
I have always heard when a plant is in the perfect place, it thrives.
Last summer two hybrid small-tomato plants lived in this bed.
Tomatoes that dropped on the ground were left to compost in situ.
I didn't have the chance to plant any garden this year. What a lovely surprise it was to see little tomato plants poking up through the mulch.
I pick about a quart of tomatoes every other day.
Hope they pop up again next year.