Crack Plants

It is always amazing how many plants (and weeds) germinate in cracks.  Surely there is not much soil in there.  Most of the young seedlings in these photos aren’t weeds, but the garden favorites of Bartram’s primrose, coleus, jewel of opar, mother of thousands and some herbs from a pot on the patio.  Actually, it will work out well if the crack plants make it through the winter, they can just be transplanted into a bed.  What is even more amazing is the plants that have grown to nearly full size in a crack.  And to top that, no one bothered to pull them out!

4 Comments on “Crack Plants”

  1. I am still waiting for a desirable crack plant – mine are usually nut grass. I thought you were posting about addictive plants..

  2. mattb325 says:

    I love it when you get plants for free. It just goes to show how little soil and how much moisture most plants need to germinate!

    • Yes, I love free plants. Probably the worst thing I ever learned was how to propagate as I can never discard a living plant. Even after trimming any kind of plant, I stick it in some soil to see what will happen.

  3. Thank you for highlighting the beauty and resilience of these tiny plants! A weed is in the eye of the beholder, after all. (Except for poison ivy. I do draw the line there!)

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