WELL, THIS WAS A FREAKIE-DEEKIE FIRST FOR ME!

Anyone with any type of outdoor yard or garden space should be able to relate to this. Freaky things you find in your gardens. I’m not just talking about bugs here! Check this beauty out:

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In a huge bush of yellow flowers blooms one wild card – a red one.  Same breed, just a different color.  So I think that old Mom Nature is smarter than us by a huge amount!  She doesn’t care what color it is, how big it grows, male or female; she only cares that it grows.

This plant/bush is HUGE.  It is another my sister started for me and my “dried flower experiments” (failing at that by the way – LMAO).  It has the benefit of growing up in a well-nurtured environment and has been living quite beautifully in the greenhouse (away from nasty hail and wicked winds).  This is my first freaky-deekie simply because it still simply astounds me how a flower of a different color can pop up totally unexpected in a single color batch.  Grant it, the yellow in here does have specs of red in them, but it is like this one went reverse on purpose – LOVE IT!!

Now my real freaker…the rosemary bush.  I have had rosemary growing and doing quite well in my greenhouse for about five years now.  I recently introduced a new plant in there about a year ago.  Both are doing beautifully.  Huge, dark green, lush, and smelling of Christmas trees (every chance I get I run my hand through the bush – just cuz the smell makes me happy!).

Now I don’t know tons about rosemary, just what I have been experiencing but this one blew me away.  I went to pick some fresh broccoli and, of course, had to go past my rosemary and SURPRISE:

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BLUE FLOWERS???? WHAT’S UP WITH THAT?? This is the younger/newer bush also. The older, more established has never had flowers! I have taken cuttings off of it, started new plants for many friends – but again, never flowers. AND – the flowers do not have a scent? It may be the rosemary scent is so strong that I can’t smell anything else, or it maybe they would be embarrassed to try to upstage the pine smell?

Whatever the reason is for their appearance, I don’t care. I still think rosemary is one of my favorite plants/herbs. I don’t use it for a ton of things, but the fact that it makes me think of Christmas every time I am near it I just love it!

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if everyone could have a small rosemary plant in their home? Then instead of wanting to get into arguments, we could all smell that beautiful herb, think of the holidays, and just feel comfort in the joy of company. (Ok, it’s cloudy/rainy here again and I get this way on these types of days – moody to the hilt – LOL!! Hope you enjoyed my little trip!)

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6 thoughts on “WELL, THIS WAS A FREAKIE-DEEKIE FIRST FOR ME!

  1. The odd flower or branch of a different colour is called a ‘sport.’ Isn’t that a fun name? It’s like the plants are playing with us 🙂

    My rosemary has bloomed the last two years! Which makes me reluctant to cut it for cooking. That, and it is all tangled with my hair, my hubby’s hair (much longer than mine), and dog hair…

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  2. Here in Texas Rosemary is a popular plant because it is drought tolerant. I have to be careful as I find the fragrance is a stimulant.. it causes my heart to race with just a brush of the leaves to release the fragrance. I have it in a corner so I can enjoy it and not accidentally come in contact with it. It is not a plant that typically is pruned here and so we are used to seeing it in bloom often.

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    • Thank you! I had never seen mine bloom before, but then I am trimming them constantly. I steep them and use it as a rinse for my hair after I shower. I also love the Christmas-y smell it gives off. I also found that when I brush against it I do not need any mosquito spray. (get them a lot in the greenhouse up here.) The blooms are beautiful!

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