Friday, August 22, 2008

New additions

I'm sure we break a lot of basic gardening rules, like planting new additions near the END of summer. Oh, well. We definitely learn a lot as we go. This week, we added these to our Wildscape. I must confess that everything except the turk's cap is not considered to be a Texas native. Guidelines for a Wildscape require that at least 50 percent or more of plants be native. And we certainly adhere to that as much as we can. Now and then, it's fun to add something beautiful and new. Plus, I checked and made sure: these are NOT invasive!!!

Brazilian rock rose
Pavonia braziliensis

Salvia farinacea ‘Indigo Spires’
Salvia farinacea ‘Indigo Spires’
close up
Turk's cap (white)

Cat's whiskers (an herb) DIED
Orthosiphon aristatus

Sapphire showers
Duranta erecta 'Geisha Girl'
(we've already seen queens visit the flowers and a hummer, too)

1 comment:

Lorilee said...

OH, I love your flowers. Duranta is a favorite of mine. I also like the yellow berries after the flowers.

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