My strawberry plant that I carelessly overwintered last year toughed it out and is now blooming! I didn't think that it would make it through the chilly winter as I just couldn't be bothered to bring it in at the end of the growing season, but it was really nice to see that it had begun to awaken and grow! I picked it up late summer of 2012 on clearance and didn't get any berries off of it. Hopefully this will change in 2013!
It just so happened that the plant was displaying the three different stages of how a strawberry develops. Take a look.
The center of the little flower ends up growing into a strawberry. Pretty cool, right? Look at all those little seeds! I can't wait for them to become little red gems, so I can eat them.