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Meet Puddles

My 5th dragon looks up cautiously from his perch on an overturned pot.  He stands about 15″ tall and has found shelter next to a hail ravaged Sum and Substance Hosta,  Korean boxwood and my latest planting violas.  I am hoping these viola will reseed… or at least last another good part of this so far rainy start to summer.

Puddles is his name, and I very much love my anniversary gift.

 

 

 

 

 

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I love Linum!

Linum ‘Lewisii’  or common prarie flax is a gorgeous early spring native to much of the US and Canada.  With flowers ranging from a gorgeous deep blue  as they begin to open, to a lovely violet in its full glory, these are a great bet for a Colorado native garden.  This herbaceous plant has small leaves on narrow stems that sway with the wind.  Stems grow in a bunch forming an nice wide vase shape.

To grow these is easy, and can be propagated by seed.  I started the plant shown from seed in early 2014 indoors.  The plant remained small the first year only getting a few stems.  This year its at its best.  I have also started seedlings from 2014 purchase with a nearly 100% propogatation rate.

 

 

 

For native range see http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=LILE3

To purchase seeds:  http://www.americanmeadows.com/wildflower-seeds/wildflower-species/blue-flax-seeds

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