Long ago, when we were first planting the front garden, I bought a couple of pots of wild strawberries. They actually make strawberries. Very tiny, very sweet, and usually the birds and chipmunks get them before I get an opportunity. I ate two strawberries over the years. One each during two seasons.
Now, there are wild strawberries all over the garden. The flowers are red — or maybe dark fuchsia — and they have spread out randomly all over the garden.
Meanwhile, Owen is rebuilding the back garden. He started by putting an ad on the “free stuff” page online and told people to come and get as many day lilies as they could dig up and take home with them. I collected all our day lilies by digging them up from along the road, vacant lots, and the edge of the woods. From that dozen or so, we now have hundreds of day lilies, it was nice to pass them along. The day lilies grow wild all over New England, so all you need is a spade and a bucket and you too can create a magical day lily environment.