Friday, November 21, 2014

The planting, she is finished!

I'm posting this as a place-holder so I can remember what I planted and where.

At the rock in the yard by the Texas Star Hibiscus, I planted Asclepias tuberosa Western Gold Mix, also known as Butterfly Weed.

Over by the other big rock and next to my Rock Rose (labdanum) I planted Dark Violet Hybid Skullcap. This should contrast nicely with the dark pink of the rock rose. :)

At the north side of the porch, I planted two that like afternoon shade, and they are Red Mother-of-Thyme and Blue Ice Blue Star.

Finally, by the Southeast corner of the house I planted Salvia Raspberry Delight and at the Southeast corner of the porch I planted West Texas Grass Sage.

Truth be known, I'd be delighted for any one or group of these to just take over my yard. Fingers crossed that these do well.  I haven't planted anything in a couple of years since I've been so busy, but I really like wild, unruly blooming things in my yard, so hopefully a bit of effort will afford me jollies in the future.

In the past, I've had great success with specimens obtained from High Country Gardens, which specializes in plants/seeds/bulbs for a more drought-prone environment. They have a great variety, great pre-planned gardens you can buy as a set if creativity fails you, and they have a legend on each plant to tell which are not palatable to deer/rabbits, and which are appealing to butterflies and hummingbirds, which I particularly prefer. The water drop on the legend with the line through it indicates a drought-hardy plant.  Hopefully I'll have lots of grand, showy photos to share with you in the coming year. :)

4 comments:

Jennifer said...

Looking forward to it! I'm sure it will be lovely

Andie said...

That sounds like it will be quite lovely come the fairer weather--look forward to the photos!

Old NFO said...

Looking forward to the pics! :-)

Keads said...

Awesome! Can't wait to hear how it comes out.