Earlier this year I wrote about how I appreciated having several of our roadside mullein plants, Verbascum, in the garden for their early rosettes of soft grey leaves. Read here. Well here they are all grown up, and standing to attention ready for drill practice.
They would like to be in the sunken garden but can only look over the wall. They are destined to stay in the vegetable garden. Unnoticed as they spent the winter underneath stands of Love-in-a-mist, they seemed to shoot up within days-or was I just not watching. I think they benefitted from drip irrigation along the bed.
One thing about mullein, they want to stay put. I have tried without success to transplant them.
A trio of mullein on our septic field. Slower growing because of less water.
These accidental plantings are welcome. I have to pull some but every year several pop up and get to stay because they are well placed. Many are pulled.
A couple get to stay on pathway, between the septic field and wall, now cleared of bluebonnet skeletons.
But I may have been won over by some of the hybrid mullein displayed at the Chelsea Flower Show this year. Some pretty colors in peach and rose. Now to find the seeds.
Visiting the garden of Kelly Grummons
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