Re: [gardeners] Re:Johnny Jump-ups

Barbara J. Davis (
Mon, 19 Oct 1998 09:04:10 -0500

Wondering why you objected to them being "everywhere".  I had 
them and only six plants grew from a packet of seed I sowed, then 
they seeded themselves all over the garden.  I cultivated them in all 
the bare spots as they were lovely.  If you mow your yard, I'd think 
they'd never be a problem.  It's like the dandelions I encountered 
here in my recently acquired home yard.  I mow frequently enough 
that they rarely are a bother, especially since Bermuda grass is the 
predominant grass despite my efforts to encourage the St. 
Augustine.  I guess I'm just not a perfectionist, wanting nothing but a 
green sward.  I look forward to the wild flower surprises.
Barbara Davis       zone 7/8       southwest of Ft. Worth, TX

> They lasted only one season because they jumped-up every 
where.  I spent the
> next year getting them out of my grass.  They are endearing and look like a
> miniature flowered pansies.  I liked the appearance just not the maintenance. 
> Chris Braintree, Z6