Back in the fall, we fully dug up what was at the mailbox bed to plant
a new 8' x 8' bed and included dwarf crepe myrtle, creeping juniper,
autumn joy sedum, purple coneflower, and daffodil bulbs.
So, imagine my surprise when I saw this gladiolus above.
Then I remember that the previous homeowner had some
in this bed. The soil was fully tilled and replanted
and yet, it somehow managed to survive.
It looks quite odd there now amongst the daffodil greens, but
I admire it's resilience, and so just smile as I gaze upon it.