August 16, 2016

Impatiens...

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... planted by Meade from seeds sent to us by a reader a few years ago. Now we've got lots of these in the backyard.

11 comments:

Hagar said...

and so do your neighbors?

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Impatiens...

I don't think I could have waited two years...

Clark said...

We have a lot of these in the backyard. The previous owner told me she brought them from California (to NW Indiana) and that she pulls some out each year to keep them from invading. I pulled out too many last year, which suggests that they are manageable. I will let them multiply this year. Hummingbirds love these blossoms.

Christy said...

Those are not an impatiens we see much in Tennessee. Are they common there? I miss the impatiens walleriana. Nothing like it to brighten up heavy shade.

Clark said...

I think these are impatiens balfourii, native to the Himalayas. The pictures and description in this article match the plant in our backyard precisely. But I bow to Meade in all gardening matters.

Freeman Hunt said...

When I was a teenager, my father grew a big bed of these every year in full sun. (This required a whole lot of watering.) They were huge and beautiful.

Big Mike said...

Our first house had a spot under a bay window on the north side of the house -- you couldn't get much shadier. We finally planted impatiens and they just thrived! We planted white ones one year, then bright pink ones, only some white ones came up, probably from seeds dropped the previous year, and then we did a blue color (and some white and pinks came up) and after a few years we had a crowded bed with lots of colors. Wonderful!

Sydney said...

Do you like this camera better than the one it replaced?

Gahrie said...

Just for the record, Hillary is ever bit as much as an irresponsible choice for president as is Trump.

Unknown said...

Gahrie,

"As much as?" Really? Not more than? Not a thousand times more than? Not, Whatever stupidity or evil you think he might do, she's done worse and bragged about it?

Chuck said...

Perennial impatiens?

I thought they were all annuals. I love learning about stuff like this. Thank you for posting.