Saturday, June 6, 2009

Penstemons

I love the process of gardening: planting, digging, watching, and observing. Some plants are surprising. These Penstemons were planted last fall.

A purple Penstemon from a local native plant nursery (Carolina Wild) is spectacular, although I've probably confused it with something else I bought. I've not see it in nature, but it clearly is thriving here in the bed outside the breakfast room window.

The more common P. digitalis is also striking.

And I'm looking forward to seeing how the young Penstemon X plants, now identified as P. calycosus (sent by Gail at Clay and Limestone) grow in our garden -- they're currently in a nursery bed waiting to be settled before transplanting again.

Thanks, Gail!

1 comment:

  1. You are so very welcome! I hope it will be happy in your garden...it's an easy care plant that will seed itself if you don't dead head it! It seems to thrive on benign neglect.! gail

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