Since we’re opening this Friday, August 1, I thought it might be fun to show you what we have in the nursery right now. It’s surprising really, how many plants we have! The first picture is of Rudbeckia ‘Denver Daisy.’ This variety, selected from the native black-eyed Susan, is one of my favorite flowers–long blooming, cheerful, attractive to butterflies–Plant Select picked a winner when they added this one to their collection.
The lavender blue pincushion flower ‘Butterfly Blue’ has been blooming for months and shows no sign of stopping! The kniphofia in front of it is ‘Echo Mango,’ a really nice Torch Lily that blooms longer than some.
Echinacea ‘Cheyenne Spirit.’
This picture is not in the nursery, it’s in the hummingbird garden, but we do have buddleias looking gorgeous in pots, too. I just wanted to include this picture because of the hummingbird.
I don’t know who likes the butterfly bush more, hummingbirds or butterflies.
The yellow flower in the trough below is Ratibida columnifera, AKA Mexican Hat. It’s a very drought tolerant native plant. The one in the trough is a very dwarf form. Usually they grow 18″ tall, but this one is two years old and only 3″ tall. I love the form of it. I’m going to save seed this year and see if it will come true from seed.
We have lots of native shrubs ready that we were out of in the spring, including Apache Plume, the native currant, and Juneberry.
Hope you can visit us soon.