|Pretty In Pink|
This annual loves the climate and soil of my property so much that it has become a perennial for me in Pennsylvania - Zone 6a (Use this zone finder to find yours.) Yes, I have "wild" impatiens popping up all over the place. Imagine if I could get them to overtake my entire yard. Now that would be an incredible carpet of color?! I think somebody needs to work on a hybrid Impatiens groundcover.
|Spilling from the center of an old tree trunk.|
The nights have gotten somewhat cooler recently and those cooling temps really do the impatiens well. They look so vivid and perky in the mornings this time of year. I can expect this color to continue right through fall until the first, hard frost - practically two full seasons of color!
|Popping up from some gravel along my front walkway. |
A welcomed "guest" as opposed to the pesky weeds.
If you've never planted Impatiens before, you must give them a try. Just be sure you have a nice, shady location for them. Perhaps you too will find that you have "wild" Impatiens the following year.
|A flower head catching some morning sun rays. Leaves still wet with dew.|
|A bounty of color growing from an old tree stump.|
Welcomed color in a predominately green "zone".