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SavvyDaze wrote: Diana, I was just experimenting with the Cosmos by the mailbox. I only used the decorative rock around it for 3 reasons. 1) I didn't want the grass growing right there. 2) I have a terribly invasive weed called Florida Betony that loves to grow in that area and I didn't want it growing by the anything I planted there because it would make spraying weed killer very difficult. The rock pretty much keeps the betony from growing in that area, but if it does start growing through the rock, it is easier to see and easier to spot treat each individual weed. 3) I wasn't sure if I wanted the Cosmos to reseed in case I didn't like them there or at all LOL
As for woodland type plants and even some tropicals...I have gotten pretty good at growing...at least I feel like I have LOL (See pic below). Of course, I am always learning something new everyday. Until this year, I had never grown wildflowers so I thought I'd give it a try and realized I had a lot to learn. I appreciate all the information you and WeeNel and the others have offered here. Maybe next year, I will do a lot better :-)