Whoever you are, we are very pleased that you have spread nicely in the area known as the Wildflower Corner by seeds dropping to the ground. I like that type of gardening, good plants making a mass planting with zero human interference. Sort of puts the Wild in Wildflowers. Speaking of which, the fourth Wednesday of each month has been designated by my dear friend Gail of Clay And Limestone as the date to share worldwide wildflowers.
Oakleaf Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Alison’ has grown so large as to be nearly blocking the path to the compost bin. Pruning was done with the cuttings stuck into the ground with hopes of rooting. No harm in trying, right?
A mix of three Amsonias, A. hubrichtii, A. tabernaemontana and A. illustris ‘Shining’ was planted in the area behind the Muhly Grass along the driveway, known as the Fairelurie bed. This bed was created after visiting the Piet Oudolf designed Lurie Garden in Chicago as part of the Garden Blogger’s Spring Fling in 2009.
Gaura lindheimeri ‘Whirling Butterflies’ was a gift from daughter Semi one year. It has seeded about somewhat, with the plants moved to appropriate spots since this can grow quite tall and large, nearly a shrub.
Thank you, my dear. What a good choice for the Fairegarden.
We do not discriminate on that basis alone, letting the bees lead the voting as to whether any plant is to be considered a weed or not. Even the natives can become weedy here and will be pulled. But having very cute seedheads, like Geranium carolinianum persuades the gardener to always leave a few standing.
What sort of wildflowers do you have around your area for the month of May? Write them up and leave a link on Gail’s Mister Linky to join in the fun.