The Next Generation

As a garden matures, plants and flowers brought home with the intent of adding them to the ever-increasing color palette often re-emerge the following season in tumultuous abundance.

Left alone, what was once a single flat of annuals is now a profusion of color.

Seeds beget seedlings, seedlings beget plants, plants beget seeds, the cycle is continuous, never-ending.

Wind blown, hopscotching, hitching seeds root themselves in the most unusual places.

With a little help from human hands removing weeds which would sap their energy, they grow strong in preparation of releasing seeds for the next generation. ENJOY. . .

Post Script – Every flower photographed in this blog is a self seeded plant.


9 thoughts on “The Next Generation

  1. Love your pictures! I call them volunteers because they volunteer to come back! I always get some alyssum to come back, but it’s always random and they often pop up in another area that I didn’t plant them! I love the Moss Rose tucked by the bricks….nice shot! I never get impatience to come back, too harsh of winters here. Everything looks beautiful! Have a great weekend!

  2. Lovin’ it! But at first I was terribly jealous that you had mums blooming already. THEN I noticed the date on the photograph…..and felt better. Can’t wait to see them all in person again. You make the most beautiful gardens Bonnie. 🙂

    1. These are the seventh generation. In 2004 before the flood at our old house I stopped at a garden in our neighborhood and was given a tour by the owner. She broke off a flowering head and gave it to me. It sat on my potting bench and then washed away. Some of the seeds hitch-hiked in the soil around some of the perennials I brought to this home and now every season they reappear!

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