21 December 2011

Heartleaf Skullcap Fills Back In

The heartleaf skullcap (Scutellaria ovata), which completely disappears in the heat of summer, has blanketed the ground with its grey-green fuzzy leaves as the weather has cooled and dampened. We've been getting a nice rain once per week now for several weeks, which is a complete turn around from the crazy days of summer drought. The aquifers aren't filled yet, but some of the Hill Country streams are flowing clear and the plants sure are happy.

This photo above, which features a pass-along variegated agave from Pam Penick, was taken after about 1.5 inches of rain last week. Ah, sweet rain!

1 comment:

Pam/Digging said...

The skullcap is carpeting the ground in my garden too. I love it and only wish it would stick around all summer too.