|My candy lilies (Pardancanda) with self sown Agastache|
The Daily DuBrule
I am a cottage gardener at heart. I think I get more joy from unexpected combinations in the garden than the ones that I plan. They never stop surprising me, how perfect they can be, on their own, without my help.
The trick to embracing self sown plants is knowing when to thin the herd. Plants like anise hyssop (Agastache foeniculum), feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium), and plume poppy (Maclaeya cordata) can easily overtake an orderly garden and out-compete plants that you really want to grow and thrive. Yet, allowing some moderate self seeding and keeping an eye on the result can create a very interesting, much softer looking garden.
|Iris ensata 'Gusto' with an unknown white daisy. Anyone recognize this self sown beauty?|
|The perfect low maintenance interweaving- vigorous Siberian irises underplant and intertwine with a variegated redtwig dogwood.|
|I LOVE this! Feverfew seeded in amongst the branches of Physocarpus 'Centerglow'.|
|Maclaeya seeded next to Physocarpus 'Center Glow'|