A spammy post

A spammy post

I am discovering that "not getting around to it" can be a good thing when it comes to gardening. Mulching is one of those things. I had no idea that moss rose would self seed. I'd only bought one plant last year and was very disappointed with the display. It probably didn't help that I didn't know to deadhead until well into the season. Last week when I went to the nursery and got to talking with one of the gents imagine my surprise when he said moss rose would self seed. I didn't think that was possible in Zone 7 but sure enough! Went out this morning and found a whole bunch of babies.

moss rose


The picture came out a little blurry but maybe you can see to the left a whole mess of seedlings. There are a bunch of bigger ones too.


And here is a marigold which hitchhiked from another part of the garden. It's hiding behind the foxy red curly sedge which has been struggling every since I planted it.



The man at the nursery also said that live wire grass was not supposed to come back nor was that variegated green thing you see here. I forget what it's called. He was very surprised when I told him my containers were full of the grass. There would be more had I know what it was and not planted other things around it.



The other container



I think it's that the conditions were right in the containers. I also planted some in the garden bed, none of which has reappeared. Maybe it likes the soil mix better than dirt.

Yup, not getting "around to it " has turned out to be a very good thing for me. Anybody else?
SPRING IS SPRINGING IN DA LOU!

SPRING IS SPRINGING IN DA LOU!

my abode

my abode

need ideas for empty office

need ideas for empty office

My Room

My Room

Garden in early Summer.

Garden in early Summer.

Another use for ground cover?

Another use for ground cover?