You always want them in your life~~~
These old and dear friends came into my life when I was a younger gardener and we had just moved into this garden~~Before Clay and Limestone~~
Ruellia, I have grown to love this sweet flower...bees adore it.
Some were growing in the wayback backyard, some were hiding among the shrubbery in the woods and a few were even growing on the steps leading to what was then the backyard, but is now my beloved Garden of Benign Neglect.
They didn't mind being moved to new homes in beds around the house~~surviving my inexperience. They quickly became dear friends. I look for them each spring. I'm waiting for them now. They still make me smile.
Downy Wood Mint and variegated Soloman's Seal with Japanese Maple in the background
They all live harmoniously together~~
Although, some stand out more then others and might seem to be favorites~~
They are all very dear old friends.
Western Daisy was also a gift in the lawn
Jack in The Pulpit
That's how it should be among good friends.
Penstemmon calycosus grows in dry or wet soil at Clay and Limestone
I can't imagine gardening without them!
Are there any plants you can't imagine gardening without?
"Come and visit me sometime. My flowers would like to meet you." anonymous