Another wonderful webinar class today with Fergus Garrett at Great Dixter. 🌱 This one was about the use and management of “self-sowing” flowers, which are hardy annuals that can reseed themselves year after year, such as forget-me-nots, poppies, nigella, larkspur, and daisies. As Fergus explained, this group of plants add joy, atmosphere and layers to a garden that take the planting to the next level.
This is one of the biggest missing elements in American gardens, public and private. We would do well to allow a few more hardy annuals into our plots. My very favorite moment was when Fergus pointed out plants growing in city cracks, as they do in all the walls at Dixter, and said that gardening can be not only for the pollinators but also for the enjoyment and protection of these self-sown plants as well. They all work together in the most beautiful and symbiotic of ways. 🐝🌱🌸 .
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