Berkeleysider Diana Howard sketched some of the plants she has been collecting for her Berkeley garden.

She writes:

Because I do not own the land on which I grow my garden, I try to keep gardening costs down. One of the things I’ve been doing belongs to the old-fashioned way of gardening: gathering seeds, runners and cuttings.

All of the plants I show are rampant and considered invasive in our Berkeley gardens. But if you’ve got a lot of land that needs filling up with flowers, they are all easy winners. Cineraria are good for shade; the rest are for bright sun.

Also Forget-me-nots, which, ironically, I forgot to include.

See Howard’s previous Berkeley sketches.

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Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside. Before launching Berkeleyside, Tracey wrote for...