15 May 2010

garden: In the Purple-Pink Mix

Well, the purple-pink and yellow floral hues of early spring--that of yellow columbine and Gulf coast penstemon--have given way to the yellows and purple pinks of late spring and early summer here in CenTex.

The purple coneflowers (Echinacea purpurea) and Engelmann's daisy (Engelmannia peristenia) are in full swing.

Also blooming are the red yuccas. Fabulous. This is the first year that all of them are blooming at the Grackle garden.

The combination of purple coneflowers, hymenoxys, spineless prickly pear (Opuntia) and red yuccas is working really well in this mixed border up front.

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