Saturday, March 20, 2010

It's Good To Be Queen ...

Amy once described Queen Anne's Lace as her favorite flower, and dismissed rumors of its aggressive tendencies. When I found plants at a local nursery last year, I bought one and planted it in the rose bed, then scattered seeds around that bed when the blooms were spent. Thus far there aren't enough seedlings or young plants to make me regret that action but it has occurred to me that Amy's diligence in mulching heavily each spring may have prevented QAL from being a pest in her garden. I'll keep an eye on it and see how it behaves for me this year.

She liked pink evening primrose too, awarding it one of her highest accolades: "It's so brave." And she's right, it takes whatever weather or soil conditions or ill-treatment by the Head Gardener are thrown at it and not only survives, but thrives. I planted that in the rose bed a few years ago and now I dismay of ever eradicating it. It's a Hydra of a plant: yank a piece out and 7 more grow in its place.