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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

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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.
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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.

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The other container

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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?

Pruning tomatos

Pruning tomatos

Bluebells

Bluebells

Happy Beltane!

Happy Beltane!

Spring in the Mojave Desert

Spring in the Mojave Desert

whats wrong with this plant

whats wrong with this plant

Flowers from my yard

Flowers from my yard