Bel’Occhio’s Wild Flower Garden
The mystery flower. It flaunts its beauty and seduces the bees, then as the sun sets tightly folds it blossoms and disappears.
It was the long talk with my friend, Oswald, gentleman rabbit, that gave me the idea for this garden. He is a master gardener and is responsible for all things growing. He voiced his concern about the challenges facing bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Pesticides, climate change, and the disappearances of their habitats in rural areas have drastically reduced their population.
We took a third of our vegetable garden and dedicated it to wild flowers . I thought I would have some dainty flowers growing wild and free in the breeze. A few bees and butterflies, and the occasional hummingbird doing what they do best. This outrageous, flamboyant display was a wonderful surprise and I am thrilled beyond belief. It is my secret garden, hidden from public viewing in the quiet privacy of our vegetable garden.
Today I discovered a brilliant, sapphire blue flower. It took my breath away. I searched my garden books but haven’t discovered its name. I hope someone will know.
The mystery flower.