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Re: self-sowers

Marvel of Peru?  Is that a four o'clock?

Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: Kitty
Sent: 7/3/2004 9:04:02 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: [CHAT] self-sowers

> Lets forget the nasty bug for now and mention something of a positive note.

> I'm used to finding volunteers of perennials and even some annuals like moss

> rose.  But today in my tender perennial bed I found seedlings from last

> year's Alternanthera and Pelargonium.  The new leaves on the Alternanthera

> don't indicate for sure whether it will retain the skinny leaves of the

> original, but it does have the red-purple color.  The Pelargonium seedling

> definitely has come true - at least the leaf.  This is last year's AAS

> winner, Black Magic Rose.  The leaves have a burgundy zone with green edge

> and so does this seedling.  Maybe I should try saving the seeds this year.


> Of course I have seedlings there too of Marvel of Peru.  Someone on the list

> sent it to me the year before last, maybe Zem.  I only planted one plant in

> that bed but it got huge.  This year, being lower on funds, I put 8 plants

> in that I started indoors (from more of the same seed she'd sent me

> previously.).  However, volunteers are coming up too.  I'm going to have a

> huge bed of this stuff!


> Oh the wind, rain, and lightning are here now.  I'd better sign off!


> Kitty


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