SELF-SEEDING ANNUALS AND SPRING IN THE SUBURBS

gardenandgem, Updated: 1 min read265 views

One of the great advantages of knowing a bit about the different garden plants is that I can take one look at a seedling and then decide if it is a weed or a self-seeding plant from last year.

Then I can carefully dig up some of the seedlings and gather them on spots they can grow big on. The rest goes in the compost bin together with common weeds.

Castor bean is another really eager self-seeder. I have written about them before here. It’s almost shamefully easy and convenient and has som avid self-seeders in the garden here in Texas.

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I base a lot of the spring blooming in the garden on self-seeding annuals. Like this white Cleome.
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The Castor bean is an avid self-seeder. They have just started to flower. (The red ones).

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An opossum baby is wobbling around in the garden at the moment. When Ulla (the poodle) and I found it yesterday he was busy running around in circles. He manages to behave so silly that Ulla and Milo appear as Nobel Prize candidates.
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Zinnia is another stable self-seeder.
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The herbs look awesome at this time of the year. In front Basil, Parsley, Thyme and at the back Tarragon. Lemon balm at the left side. And Milo the Rottweiler.

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