My neighbors removed some overgrown English Boxwoods and Azaleas from their foundation bed this past spring. Afterwards they discovered that this area was being overtaken with English Ivy. They dug up & pulled out as much as possible and sprayed the area with roundup. Since then the entire area has gone to weed except for these few lovely little volunteers that I found blooming their hearts out amongst the mess. All of these I’ve grown at some point in my own garden as annuals and they are lovely reseeders. When nature steps in you can come up with some pretty little surprises.
It may be a weed in some gardens but this lovely little bloom reminds me of a Portulaca, but the foliage isn’t the same. I know I’ve seen this before or grown it before. Does anyone know the name of this beauty?
Torenia fournieri or Wishbone Flower is a beautiful annual that prefers a moist partial shade location in the garden. I’ve grown this in containers or as a low growing border plant.
Pentas lanceolata is one of my favorite tender perennials. They aren’t hardy in my zone 7b garden, but they obviously will reseed themselves for the following year. I’ve never been lucky enough to have them reseed in my own garden.
Cosmos are one of my favorite reseeding annuals for the summer-fall garden. They come in a variety of colors & shapes. Their lacy fern-like foliage is another beautiful quality as well. What kinds of plants have reseeded in your garden beds this year?