Monday, May 10, 2010

Self-Seeding Success


This entire bed in SJC is overflowing with self-seeding annuals and perennials. It is filled with scabiosa, hardy geranium, cerinthe, and gaura, all self seeders that multiply from seed every year. There is also iris, lamb's ear and some shrubs I have recently added at the back to give it a bit more structure. Looking at it is like eating cotton candy, a bit too sweet, but wonderful just the same!

7 comments:

Turling said...

Beautiful. Do you have rabbit problems, primarily with the gaura? I put that in and within 24 hours they ate it to the ground.

Sheila said...

Turling, I have major rabbit problems, but they don't seem to bother the gaura. Too many other delectables to munch on! I put lobilia in all around the edges of this bed and it disappeared overnight!

Heather said...

Your garden looks very sweet, specially the scabiosa - lovely!

Noelle said...

Hello Sheila,

Your garden is absolutely lovely. I do have a soft spot for my self-seeders....verbena and gaura :-)

Chicken Boys said...

Self seeders. That's what I need to invest in!
~Randy

Becca's Dirt said...

Your gardens are coming along nicely. I love the reseeding garden.

Ami said...

Your self seeded area looks very beautiful, looks like it was planned in that way on porpose. Love the color scheme of this area!