Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The self-seeding garden in May..

I didn't get around to doing a post on my self-seeding garden in April . It's mostly filled in now.   I've been pulling out dozens of pink Aquilegia .And the For-get-me -nots are mostly gone as well for this year. Had to make room for the next wave of  bloomers. It 's the poppies and Alliums I see coming up next .
I probably didn't need to sprinkle wild flower seed in the bare patches. I've been  tip toeing around , so as not to be crushing too many plants.

I moved these clumps of red Peony ( came with the house) here last year . I like the way they make big dabs of bright red to break things up a bit  this early in the season. The Oriental Poppy helps too ….and the Helianthemum 'Henfield red' 


  1. Oh so beautiful...the self-seeding has resulted in a natural look that is hard to obtain in a more deliberate fashion.

  2. I forgot the star of the show, dead center in the first photo...your Bearded Iris !

  3. Beautiful! I love that helianthemum. Where did you find it?

    1. Philip, I probably bought it from Joy Creek Nursery .

  4. Thanks! I am planning a trip there soon. :)