Before our suburban home was built in Beige Acres, the land beneath it was a commercial strawberry field. Carlsbad still has some strawberry fields in town, producing amazingly sweet and huge berries. But "progress" took over this plot of land back in the mid-80s and the land was graded to become a nice little enclave of very similar-looking homes.
Surprisingly we sometimes come across evidence of the land's previous use. Last fall an overgrown shrub was removed from alongside our driveway. The landscape crew came in and planted some lilies and birds of paradise.
Over the past month I've witnessed a rogue strawberry emerge from beneath one of the lilies. More interesting than corn growing from a Midwestern backyard if you ask me. Should be interesting to see if it fruits one of these years.