…Is that You Can Surprise Yourself!
This weekend I was doing some weeding and noticed some weeds that looked vaguely familiar. I have been surprised in the past by some “rogue flowers” and decided not to pull them until I had identified them. A couple hours later it dawned on me that they were hollyhock seedlings:
Then I remembered that last fall I took seeds from some of my hollyhock plants and planted them all around the yard. I can’t wait to see what colors I planted!
My mature Hollyhocks are several feet high and have developed blossoms, but have not yet bloomed. You can see some of them behind the snapdragons:
Everything I have ever read says that snapdragons are annuals, but I swear mine are perennials. They do not just reseed themselves, they grow in the exact same spot and in the spring green leaves begin to emerge at the base of the “dead” plants (I have at least 50 snapdragons that have done this) in the same manner as my Butterfly Bushes or Russian Sage. Have any of you had this experience? I am in zone 4, so I should be able to kill an annual without much trouble.
The irises finally began to open:
Do you grow your own fruits and vegetables or do you prefer to devote your time to ornamental gardens?