|Hot weather stalwart Rudebeckia "Goldstrum". Found these seedlings coming up two years ago and have transplanted them every spring and fall. Goldstrum is probably not native to Kansas but it is probably the closest species I currently grow. Plans are to grow Helianthus in the near future. There is some interesting information @ http://www.kansasnativeplantsociety.org/|
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
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Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Cindy and I have moved five times in the last ten years. At every residence and growing zone I have been challenged to meet growing conditions to have a successful garden. I try initially to evaluate every site and also to blend the garden design with the architecture of the building. Through the years we downsized considerably to the point where we are now in a very small cottage sized residence in south central Kansas. My past gardens have always had super turf grass as I have been an expert in the turf grass industry in my past employment. Well I have decided to go with a cottage style garden for this residence, and eliminate much of the turf on our small corner lot.
Front entrance June 2009 , one year after moving in.
April 2010 some progress
January 2010 Corner of corner lot
I will share more photos in the near future..
Monday, July 19, 2010
in the Garden of Greggo
Echinecea "Magnus", Foeniculum vulgare (Bronze Fennel)(my swallowtail larvae farm), and Salvia guaranitica "Black and Blue"
Rudebeckia Goldstrum and Miscanthus (variegated form)
Picea abies, Sambucus "Black Lace", Plumbago, and Salvia garanitica.
Cosmos, Leucanthemum superbum 'Snowcap' Shasta Daisy,
Perovskia atriplicifolia Russian Sage, and Rudebeckia hirta Gloriosa Daisy.
Alyssum and Rudebeckia hirta Gloriosa Daisy
Salvia farinacea mealycup sage, Calamagrostis acutiflora Karl Foerster and
Agastache rupestris 'Desert Sunrise'.
Kind of new to blogging and still trying to figure out how to format and achieve interest from you the gardening public.
Posted by greggo at 7:24 PM