I am excited to show you two pictures of one of my favorite perennials.
|Firecracker Penstemon (Penstemon eatonii)|
I hope you have enjoyed my favorite flower photos. Starting tomorrow, I will begin posting a series of my favorite DIY blog posts, so please come back for a visit!
Do you have friends with whom you share a common interest?
My friend and fellow blogger, Amy Andrychowicz of Get Busy Gardening loves gardening as much as I do. Amy and I have spent time together in Arizona and later in Florida.
I love the name of this plant, ‘Snow in Summer’ (Cerastium tomentosum). While it thrives in hot, dry conditions, it does not grow in warmer zones 8 – 11.
Enjoying the shade from the ground cover was a frog.
Amy had two beautiful clematis vines just beginning to bloom.
You may be surprised to find that growing vegetables is largely the same no matter where you live. The main difference is the gardening calendar. For example, I plant Swiss chard in October and enjoy eating it through March. In Amy’s garden, Swiss chard isn’t planted until late spring.
Different varieties of thyme were planted amount the pavers for a lovely effect.
Thyme can make a great ground cover in areas that receive little foot traffic.
I don’t often see red columbine. Amy’s reseeds readily, so she always has columbine coming up.
I encourage you to visit Amy’s blog, which is filled with a lot of helpful advice – even for those of us who live in the Southwest.