We gardeners notice the little things. As I was weeding my vegetable garden, I saw some tiny insects hopping around. On closer inspection, I realized that they were tiny baby crickets. I love that!
We also look for little pests, not only on the ground, but on our plants. If we’re being thorough, we are turning over the leaves to catch things like sawfly larvae lurking under there. I like to toss them out in the open so the robins can eat them.
Often, the nicest garden vignettes start as seedlings that volunteered – just showed up in the perfect spot. If the spot isn’t perfect, we move those seedling where they will be happier or work better.
Sometimes smaller is tastier. The tiny fruits of this Chocolate cherry tomato are packed with huge flavor.
I love looking for tiny white monarch butterfly eggs on the leaves of milkweed plants – which I allow to grow freely in one corner of the garden.
Of course, there’s always the thrill of seeing seeds germinate – those cotyledons pushing up through the soil. Inside, I enjoy seeing my miniature orchids, especially the diminutive Haraella Retrocala odorata, flower with as much power as the big guys.
So many small, everyday garden occurrences, but I appreciate each one.