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Wispy Spring Annuals

Along with the linaria I mentioned recently, some of the other wispy spring annuals I’ve been experimenting with in pots are this Anagallis.
A. monelii, the Blue Pimpernel.

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And a little nemesia with long spurs, N. cheiranthus ‘Shooting Stars.’

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The trachelium and white valerian are self-sown, into both paving and the garden.

Trachelium caeruleum
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I want to see more of this cheerful kind of volunteerism. More diversity too. Hence, the experiment every year with something new.

Senecio stellata, about 3 feet tall, self-sown from a few plants last year, sidling up to tetrapanax.

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Some flowering tobaccos like Nicotiana langsdorfii already self-sow for me.

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This year I’m hoping to add N. mutabilis to the roster of volunteers.

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And variegated honesty, Lunaria annua.

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Annie’s Annuals or any good seed catalogue is a good source for recruiting future volunteers of the wispy, annual kind.

June 2010 Bloom Day

A 2-year-old mossed basket with sedums, agave, and oregano ‘Kent Beauty.’ I was surprised to see the oregano return this year. Life in a mossed basket can be rough.

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The urns of arctoctis. Hopefully, the next time I replant the urns will be the day after Thanksgiving, to fill them with tulips. July is not too early to get a tulip order in for the best bulbs!

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Salvia verticillata ‘Purple Rain’ and Libertia peregrinans. This libertia actually is in bloom, tiny and white, but it’s the tawny leaves I’m after.

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Crocosmia just budding up, different kinds of forgotten names. Running in ribbons throughout, not in big clumps. I’m always amazed they find their way up and through at all in June.

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