Years ago I noticed that lupines grew well
on rocky slopes. Since I had a rocky slope in my back yard, I
collected seeds and threw them all over. After 2 years, the lupines
started to appear. They flourished and each year there were more and
more. Several people told me I was crazy because they were weeds
that would take over. I thought they were beautiful flowers (I still
do) and that they would help form soil on the hill. The hill has
been transformed from rock to grasses, alders, larch, fir, spruce,
juniper and the lupines still grow in the few open spaces on the hill.
They didn't take over and I have done nothing to stop them. Nature
is a much better gardener than I.
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