Thursday, October 29, 2009

Exploding Impatiens

My new favorite thing to do out in the garden ever since I learned we bought Exploding Impatiens. In years past I never realized this happening at all. I occasionally found new plants growing but not a whole lot. This year though we bought a colorful batch from a wholesale nursery a half hour away and wow. The seed pods expand and eventually explode either from being disturbed, or drying out on the plant. The Seeds are sent flying about, most land near the plant but some are shot off several feet away I'm sure. I've collected seeds and hopefully this will save me a few bucks from having to buy a new flat of these annuals next year.