Archive for the ‘poppies’ Category

Bee ecstatic; citrus tips; backyard chickens

Thursday, April 7th, 2011 Posted in Insects, Late spring flowers, bees, chickens, garden design, garden projects, poppies, wildflowers, wildlife | 12 Comments »

Bee ecstatic, even with one little flower. Here’s a bee honing in on Gulf Coast penstemon (Penstemon tenuis).  Beyond, Salvia microphylla 'La Trinidad Pink' got its turn later. For dessert, they hit the pink evening primrose, (Oenothera speciosa), a native wildflower that ...

Luck, loss, plus lawns

Thursday, March 31st, 2011 Posted in Agave celsii, lawns, native plants, poppies | 10 Comments »

For years, I struggled to get poppies to come up. Don’t know the magic formula, but now I have them, even in the grass. In the beds, some returned from last year, but I scratched in a few safety seeds ...