Sherry Archie / For The Lancaster News
Mazie Bailey’s front porch is surrounded by nandina, hosta, scarlet sage and marigolds. Her annuals are grown from seeds harvested the year before.

Mazie Bailey has never met a seed she didn’t like.
In one sense, many of the flowers planted at 1890 Old Camden Highway, are new.
But they are actually a new generation of the plants that filled the yard some 13 years ago when Bailey was awarded Yard of the Month by the Garden Clubs of Lancaster.
She is probably one of the best seed harvesters to win the honor.
Bailey’s yard is filled with “recycled annuals.”  
The tall scarlet sage growing throughout her beds began as seeds from last year’s crop.