Monday, July 9, 2007
Is it Impatiens or Impatients.. How do you pronounce it.? Either way when you talk about the impatiens in the garden, everyone knows what you are talking about.. Most will even tell you their favorite color of them. They might even tell you if they have had good luck growing them.
For me it depends upon the type of summer we have here in Georgia. Hot dry ones, not so good for this flower. If it is a wetter one, it does excellent, esp. if it is in the shade. If you let them go to seed, they will reseed freely and crop up next year all over your annual beds. Well it does in my garden.
I love the profuse color they provide, although I wish they had a scent. I love the blue, red and white impatiens all mixed together.. The blue is much harder to find than the other colors.. Usually this has to be grown from seed. Time consuming and I didn't feel like it this year..