Back in spring 2014 when I first began landscaping my yard (Spring in My Developing Front Garden), I planted yellow wildflowers on the side garden next to the sidewalk. In the middle of the summer, I saw a little white flower on a long stem peeking out in the large mass of yellow wild flowers. It looked like periwinkle (vinca) but it was white. I had seen lots of purple periwinkle and had planted some in the front yard.
They grow into small plants that spread making great ground cover. I had no idea how the seed for this white plant appeared and grew in the large wildflower patch. I just loved it and called it my Gift From God.
In the fall, I carefully cut out the dying wildflowers trying to leave the long skinny white periwinkle. It had grown into multiple stems and was on a long, long stem trying to survive midst the other flowers. I topped the plant hoping it would survive and grow. It did.
That one plant grew multiple, multiple branches. It grew huge and fell over from weight. I tied it to a stake. I periodically trimmed it, but it continued to mushroom.
That, my friends, is one plant. I have to keep trimming or it would have grown to my neighbor’s house. When I have found a few babies, I have tried transplanting them to other areas.
This new plant I transplanted as a baby is doing very well.
I hope by next year to have another plant growing in the backyard.
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