Last Year's Impatiens are showing up!!!
I have a question for a more seasoned gardener then myself! I moved from cold Buffalo to the Baltimore/D.C. area last year, though I love gardens, I only created one garden that first month year, a shady front garden. Pink and White Impatiens lined the front of the bed.
....This year, I purchased white impatiens but I am finding tons of tiny impatiens plants forming at the back on the garden, under the rhodedendrons, along the foundation, just about everywhere. Most are pink.
Having moved from a colder climate, I find this surprising, is it commonplace for impatiens to reseed themselves all over? This year's plants are spreading and getting tall, the others are tiny and adorable right now.
I was thinkiing about two things, first can these annuals seed themselves and survive a Maryland winter? Or since the fall was a pleasant one, I left those plants in forever till I took the tops off, leaving the roots to waste away in the garden, could the roots have caused this?
No complaints, I am just curious.