Tough but pretty. That’s what I like in a plant. There’s no tougher than the black-eyed Susan and narrow leaved echinacea. These have been watered only twice during the hottest of July temps (101). Originally only 6 or 7 plants were grown from seed, and each year these go to seed and new plants appear.… Continue reading Natives are gorgeous in pink and yellow.
The pollinator’s garden made its start with a rainier than usual summer. My goal was to test the seeds’ propagation rate and performance in the dry heat of July with little additional irrigation. This was important, as I intend to plant hardy natives at the neighborhood entrances and eventually create a demonstration garden in… Continue reading The Pollinator’s Garden – Year 1