They’re Back and BloomingPosted: May 21, 2018
After a year of record breaking rain and freezing temperatures down to the teens, I was worried about my plants returning. But, they’re back and bigger than ever. I have been growing these reseeding Black Eyed Susan for many years and have never seen the flowers this large.
A seed from a Blanket Flower made its way across the driveway to grow in this crack.
It seems very happy against the hot wall and drive.
Speaking of hot, Hot Lips is back. It is Salvia microphylla.
The Mexican Hat returned. Being in a raised bed might have helped it survive the rains as they prefer drier soil.
One of my all time favorites, Balsam Impatiens, germinated from the seeds they dropped last year. Surprisingly, the seeds were not washed away.
These plants were grown by our founding fathers.
The Tickseed (Coreopsis lanceolata), managed to reseed a plant or two.
Even though the Butterfly Weed froze to the ground, the roots survived and it is ready for the Monarchs to visit.
A Five Lined Skink photo bombed the shoot.
Although most of the plants survived, there is always room for something new. I added this Bat Faced Cuphea, but expected it to be red and dark purple, but it is pretty anyway.
Another new addition is this petunia that just showed up in a front yard bed. I know I grew some several years ago. Did the seed survive or blow in from a neighbor? I will enjoy it while it’s here.
My winter anxiety has finally been relieved by seeing new blooms everyday. The Automatic Garden survived.