I feel foolish that I don’t know this, because I’ll bet many of you are going to give me the name of this plant. I’m betting it’s quite common, but I’ve never seen it before.
This sweet little flowering plant appeared voluntarily in my side yard a couple of weeks ago:
Next to it, is a purple version:
I have a feeling ya’ll are going to say something like “Are you crazy? That’s an invasive weed that will eat your house!”. But I really like it…I want to move it into a bed if you don’t tell me otherwise.
Nearby, I have several shrubby-viney things appearing. This looks familiar to me, but I can’t place it. It’s about 10″ tall so far, and a small mound right now. Anyone?
Last fall – well, okay, it was winter cause I was so late – I planted Alyssium seeds for the first time. Assuming I would sprout about 1 out of every 10 seeds cause I’ve never done it before, I dumped an entire packet into my beds. Stop laughing!
So I don’t know if I’m about to have a complete white groundcover of Alyssium, or I’m about to have a huge job of weeding ahead of me. My beds are absolutely covered with these 1/2″ tall seedlings, and I don’t know what it is. Do you?