Self-seeding surprise

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Good morning everyone-Earlier in the year I came across this vinca that had sprouted where it wasn't planted. The shrub has berries on it and I had transplanted it to this spot.  However later on after the transplant of the shrub I discovered this vinca growing where I didn't plant it.

What I have learned from planting vinca's is they are profuse self seeders. I was going to take it out but decided to leave it there and if it comes back again next summer then I will transplant it.  I love vinca's because they are drought resistant, bloom profusely all summer long and come in an array of colors.

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Sharon Lee

Comments (20)

Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

I know I always say it, but I wish I could do what you do with your green thumb!

Dec 17, 2014 10:56 PM
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

The photo didn't load for me, but things have been "wonky" all morning "in the Rain".....totally frustrating.  Not sure what a vinca is but glad it's blooming for you.

Dec 17, 2014 10:56 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Kristin-It really isn't skill. Just passion and persistence

Sorry it didn't load Roger. Vinca's look almost identical to impatiens except they thrive in sun and are drought resistant something impatiens don't do.  Think a lot less maintenance.

Dec 17, 2014 11:27 PM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Sharon, I had vinca at one of homes I lived in and in a short time, it was growing in areas not even close to the original plant. My kind of plant for sure.

Dec 18, 2014 12:05 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Sharon -- vincas are particularly hearty and a very good choice for our Southern California environment.   Good to see they enjoy the Virginia soil too.

Dec 18, 2014 12:13 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Sharon,

I love Vincas, as they come in lovely pinks and purples too.  I had them on my hill in Los Angeles, and they do seed and replant...It replaced a lot of the ivy we use here for ground cover...A

PS.  Don't be so modest, a green thumb is important, plants know when you love them.  A

Dec 18, 2014 01:16 AM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

That is true cause I have had purple and white ones in my flower bed and they can spread on their own, which is good in one sense, unless you don't like where they end up.

Dec 18, 2014 03:01 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Beth-My kind of plant too. Just don't want it in this particular spot

Michael-They are very hardy. I amended the soil they are in. We have red clay which is really hard. Don't know how they would do if I hadn't amended it

Alexandra-I should do that on a few hard to mow places, Thank you for the compliment. I do know people talk to plants.  I do have a passion no doubt there

Gary-This is the case for that spot.

 

Dec 18, 2014 03:49 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Isn't it wonderful when plants do that, Sharon!  I have several flowering shrubs in my yard that have done that over the years.

Dec 18, 2014 08:36 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Myrl-Yes I do like it when it happens except when they pop up where I don't want them

Dec 18, 2014 09:03 AM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Good morning Sharon. I have a lot of self seeding surprises that come up every spring. That is the beauty of having annuals.

Dec 18, 2014 05:48 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Good morning Michael-I also found out that snapdragons do that as well. Both of which I love and they are low maintenance which is wonderful considering how big my garden is.

Dec 18, 2014 09:35 PM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Sharon ... beautiful flowers and you do have a green thumb 

Dec 19, 2014 04:18 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Bob-Don't need a green thumb with Vincas. Plant them once and you get many surprises where they will sprout.

Dec 19, 2014 05:26 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

It's beautiful, whether it was intended for that spot or not!  Hope it does survive!

Dec 19, 2014 06:15 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Sharon-I have a feeling it will put up again in that spot next year. Vincas are super self seeders. If it does I will transplant it to a spot more appropriate

Dec 19, 2014 06:42 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I love growing plants and gardening. My passion is herbs and veggies. There are some plants that can really surprise you with what they will do. 

Dec 19, 2014 10:41 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Debbie-I love fresh veggies and fruits, I have done tomatoes, cukes and squash and have strawberries and raspberries but have never done herbs

Dec 19, 2014 06:48 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

That is a pretty plant, Sharon. I hope it came back this year for you. 

Sep 09, 2016 07:55 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Debbie Laity -Well it did come back but on the opposite side of the yard. Same color and everything.

Sep 09, 2016 10:18 AM