This past spring, I was pleasantly surprised to find some previously lost plants growing again in my front garden. How did I lose them in the first place? Well, when I first designed and planted our garden, over 10 years ago, I included quite a few different flowering perennials. Like many flowering perennials, they were short-lived and I did not replace all of them. I don’t really have a good reason for not replacing them, but at the time, I was busy managing other gardens and landscapes and did not have the energy to focus on my own….sad wasn’t it?
Well, here is how I found my plants……last winter and spring, we received much more rainfall then usual. In late March, I was checking around the garden for weeds when I saw some tiny leaves starting to poke their way through. I looked closely at them before ripping them out and discovered that they were the offspring from my original plants.