Monday, July 13, 2009
Almost Weeds-Too Much of a Good Thing
I must laugh at myself when I remember carefully planting two or three new baby plants of most of these flowers some years ago. Then nurturing them to try to fill what seemed like vast expanses of open soil. This group of plants is "almost" weeds because they've become TOO successful!! And I missed the Spring opportunity to either thin some out or dig up extra volunteers to trade with or give to other gardener friends in the neighborhood.
Many self-seed too prolifically for a "normal" garden. Others multiply at the base to become huge colonies AND self-seed. Although individually, most are quite desirable--even beautiful--it's too much of a good thing and frankly, it's kind of a mess. Many areas have truly "gotten away from me" and I have no master plan for what I can do next....but hopefully, I'll come up with something to tame this crazy "front yard"....next year?