Everything and more about gardening in Shady's SE Iowa (USA) location.
Makes one feel wanted, doesn't it: having plants decide that this is a worthy place for reproduction.I am always pathetically grateful to find a seedling, even if it is entirely in the wrong place and needs stepping over for years to come.Mind you, Impatiens seedlings are a cut above the rest. I am merely thinking primroses, violets and the odd lobelia. What will you do with the seedlings now that winter is coming closer. They are great as houseplants That is how I first knew them. You can delight a lot of your friends with a cheery winter gift.
so true! love that quote!
Yes indeed. I count on this seredipity especially in the wildflower gardens you never know what will come up where. :)
That's a good surprise! I love when that happens. It makes my day, as I am sure these impatiens did for you.
I've never had self seeded impatiens. How nice. I don't think mine have ever made seeds. I try to take cuttings or overwinter then inside. We'll see if I have room for them this year as mine grew quite large.
What lovely seedlings, they must be very happy in your garden to self seed so readily. Lucky you!
I have had self-sown impatiens all over my garden for two or three years and I love them! I even have them growing out of cracks in my brick steps. Yes, serendipity in the garden is a delight!
Oh, how true. It's very sunny here, so no impatiens for me. Mine are the columbines who've decided to call every spot in this yard a happy home. (Including a few cracks in ye olde sidewalk...)
We have some impatiens growing in the back of the yard no where near where we planted them in pots. It's always a treat. we also have vinca that that just popped up.
I love it when seeds self-set as it saves me from having to plant them!:)
I get one or two....you've got tons.What a nice happy surprise.
I can't keep impatiens alive and it self sows in your garden! HA! gail
Jo, I've never had impatiens indoors. I'll try it! :-)Merehuit, :-)Troutbirder, I think it's even better when prairie wildflowers self-seed!Rosey, They did! (over and over all summer)Gardener, You're the second person that's mentioned bringing them indoors...Rebecca and Ginny, :-)Kate, I understand, too, about those columbines. It seems to be the native wild columbines that really "go crazy!" Jim, And doesn't it bring a smile?Liz, ::-))Patsi, Who knows? (I do have a lot of shade.)Gail, That's what makes gardening interesting!! ha.
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