"Seriously?" he said with just a hint of disbelief.
"Well, maybe!" I said coyly.
|Asclepias tuberosa, Echinace pallida 'Hula Dancer' and Oenothera fruticosa
|Rudbeckia hirta, R fulgida and Abelia 'Kalaidascope'
|Echinacea, Eupatorium, Bottlebrush grass and Hemerocallis 'Hyperion'
Although, the Susan's Bed (as that sunny strip is called) is a modest size, it's much larger in my imagination and of course I buy way more wildflowers than space to plant them. I end up having to pry them into any bit of available soil. You could say that the garden has grown larger plant by plant.
|'Little Devil' Ninebark, Asclepias tuberosa, Rudbeckia foliage, 'Ascot Rainbow' Eupatorium and 'Fireworks' Gomphrena
|Gaura, Lavender and Echinacea
|Silphium perfoliatum, Hemerocallis, Liatris, Thermopsis villosa, Hibiscus 'Kopper King', Shasta Daisy, Eupatorium dubium, Ratibida pinnata, Rudbeckia maxima and Elymus hystrix
One thing is for sure, I won't be sharing my findings with Mr I! The other day when I was heading out to a nursery with a friend, he actually said, "Why are you going to the nursery, you have plenty of plants!"
As if that were even possible.
Gail Eichelberger is a gardener and therapist in Middle Tennessee. She loves wildflowers and native plants and thoroughly enjoys writing about the ones she grows at Clay and Limestone. She reminds all that the words and images are the property of the author and cannot be used without written permission.