Originally Posted by dapjwy
I remeber years ago on a different native plant forum, several people suggested touch-me-not/jewelweed for an addition to a woman's woodland wildflower garden. She reported back that it was awful and had taken over. My response was that it is EXTREMELY easy to pull and, being an annual could be removed easily. I still think they are great for the hummingbirds, but I guess she didn't like the height.
Interesting, dapjwy, I was thinking of adding jewelweed to another area of my yard.
Personally, I've always liked the jungle look of things. I'm not one for the perfectly trimmed, not a stone out of place garden look. Of course, I don't want invasive non-
natives having a frolic everywhere in my garden, but wildness among natives, especially ones that bees love, I'm ok with that. (or maybe in a few years I'll change my tune, if
Canada anemone gets out of hand.) But as you say scale does matter. And maybe that's where I'm making a mistake, as my yard is not that big.