It’s Ten O’Clock!
DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR PLANTS ARE?
😉 I generally know WHERE they are but not always WHAT they are. I have a glorious stretch across from the Buddha Garden where I planted nothing… nothing at all.
I did weed, but left any wildflower that cared to blow in and grow. I even gave them water once a week.
It is now filled with Datura,
And Snake Weed.
They are all lovely plants and being native are extremely low care and immune to our insect and rodent pests. Because of 7 years of sustained drought here in the high desert, these plants are absent from my hills. We did get too much water all at once mid summer. It was too late for most native plants. Some grasses have grown in the wilds.
I also have three native asters in a water assisted area. Next year I will buy seed for them and plant a bed. My garden is an ark for native plants to grow, flower and seed. Yes, I know the seed is dormant in the wild waiting for favorable conditions to return… but it cheers me to see some growing.
Until a few days ago this beauty
was a mystery to me. With dead heading it blooms twice a season. It makes a small dandelion type seed head that blows away in the wind and loves my rock work as a home. They seem to live about 3 or four years and die but new ones sprout every season. As you can see it is a fine silver grey foliage with a small yellow daisy type bloom.
I finally found it on a native plant identification guide from Colorado
which was odd since it doesn’t seem to grow in Colorado nearly as widely as New Mexico according to their map.
I’m pretty tickled to know what it is.
It doesn’t take much to make some of us happy.