Sunday, August 8, 2010
My Dry Spot!
No, I'm not talking about my knees!! There is this one miserable spot in the flower garden that has never done well. Every year we'd moan about it, and try to figure out what would do best in the sandy, quick draining soil. Yucca and sedum worked, but the bed still needed more. This year, the supporting cast, Echinacea and Rudbeckia, really took hold. These are part of the largest family of flowering plants, compositae, with over 900 genera and 14,000 species, as noted in the book "Wildflowers of North America" by Pamela Foray. I just like them all... and they really are stalwarts of the garden this time of year... lots of variety, differing heights, colors, cones and more, ...what's not to love. Seems the nasturtium and Salvia Oceana like the same conditions...so does this mean success...Right Plant in the Right Place!!! Yes!! (smile)