Wednesday, August 6, 2008

A little bit of rain

Last night, less than 1/8 inches of rain fell, thanks to Tropical Storm Edouard. But every little bit helps!

Trisha Campbell, a friend down the street, shared some plants from her collection. James planted them in the new back bed. She called them a wandering jew and day flower. They grow from cuttings and take root FAST. Their little respective pink and blue blooms are pretty. I checked on the Internet, and I think our wandering jew is probably a purple heart. Wandering jews have striped foliage; purple hearts have purple foliage.

Day flowers are considered to be a Texas native. I'm thinking wandering jews and purple hearts fit the "house plant" category. Gardeners use them for ground cover.

Some species of day flower

Purple heart

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