In the droughts of the last two years, I often wondered if I'd have grass, let alone flowers, in this area, but this year a wave of penstemon developed in one area and, several weeks later, the Black-Sampson Echinacea (Echinacea angustifolia) were blooming hither and yon over another area at the same time as the Catclaw Sensitive Briar (Mimosa quadrivalvis) was blooming. Not a bad succession of flowers, if I do say so myself. Most recently, the Purple Prairie Clover (Dalea purpurea) has begun to decorate the prairie from horizon to horizon. I can't wait to see what comes after that. Obviously, I'm hoping that these native flowers spread over the years and provide me with a free garden full of entertainment.
|Purple Prairie Clover|