Thursday, May 9, 2013

May Flowers

CORN POPPY (Papaver Rhoeas)


Poppy seeds carefully sown during the winter reward this gardener with pink and red taffeta like petals. The directions stated, "place the seeds directly onto the soil," as they require exposure to the sun for germination.








CORN POPPY (Papaver Rhoeas)

Colors include red, pink and a shade of salmon.






Golden oregano 
(Origanum vulgare 'Aureum’)



Planting florescent colored ground covers at the base of roses, salvias, and loftier plants can highlight and showcase your favorite perennials. The Green-yellow shades of spring green, chartreuse, harlequin, and spring or bright green found in golden oregano (Origanum vulgare 'Aureum’), 'Marguerite' sweet potato vine (Ipomea batatas 'Marguerite'), and gold moss sedum (Sedum acreare alternatives to mulch. The golden oregano planted in 2011 survived the drought and remained vibrant throughout the winter months.









Gold moss sedum (Sedum acre 'Aureum')


Sedum acre 'Aureum'
The creeping sedum are excellent groundcover plants, especially in hot and dry sites. The gold moss sedum forms a low carpet of tiny succulent leaves, the peak of each stem turns yellow in the spring. In the summer tiny golden star flowers appear. This is a goodchoice for containers.




Texas Mountain Laurel







Beardtongue 
(Penstemon 'Dark Towers')
Beardtongue (Penstemon 'Dark Towers') is an unpretentious perennial with crimson foliage and adds depth and interest to a border garden. As the beardtongue begins to fade the eastern purple coneflower begins to emerge.
Eastern Purple Coneflower
(Echinacea Purpurea)
Native


Eastern Purple Coneflower
(Echinacea Purpurea)
Native