It starts with a seed
It all starts with a seed.
by Georgia Harris
Columbine self-sowed into the patio years ago; I never had the heart to rip it out. It blooms every spring.
Joe-Pye Weed and Goldenrod made their home in this outdoor pot a few years ago. Now it's a dependable container planting that needs little maintenance
Milkweed self-sows in unexpected areas of the garden. I'll let it grow this year to see if having more milkweed throughout the garden brings more monarchs.
Milkweed sprouting in the new native perennial bed. I'll leave it in place, even though milkweed was not part of the plant palette for this particular bed
The mystery native plant!
Notice some barely out of the ground seedlings and the distinctive columbine leaves of a plant further along. Seeds sowed one year ago.
One seedling that miraculously flowered the first season after being sowed.
Three year old columbine plants
Bebb's Oval Sedge (Carex bebbii) seeds sowed last fall. These I scattered and let Mother Nature do all the hard work.
Partridge Pea (Chamaecrista fasciculata) from our shared seeds planted directly into compost from Lexington DPW successfully sprouted.
Partridge Pea sprouting under my birdfeeder, where it has been challenging to grow anything.
I hope the turkey doesn't eat all the Partridge Pea seeds!