Thursday, June 12, 2014

Eriogonum douglasii

Here's a photo of my biggest Eriogonum douglasii.  This must be 3 or 4 years old.  It's about 12 inches a across.  A very slow growing plant but well worth the effort.

Hummingbird moth

I believe this is a moth that goes by the name of "White-lined phinx" or Hyles lineata.  It was busy pollinating my Penstemon speciosus this past weekend. 

At first glance I thought it was a small hummingbird.

I ran into the house and grabbed my camera and took a couple of quick snap shots.  Good enough to help identify what I was seeing.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Some photos from the garden, May 2014

Things have been looking real good this month.  Check out some photos below:

Phlox hoodii

For the first time this year I had Phlox hoodii in bloom in the garden.  These photos were taken in April.  The first two photos are of my Phlox and the last three are of Phlox growing in the wild in Gilliam County.

This has proven to be a tough plant to grow.  I have it in a trough.  If it were in the garden beds it would be lost through weeding.  The plants get watered once or twice a month.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Late bloomers

Penstemon richardsonii provides most of the color this time of year.  The stems tend to droop under the weight of the flowers.  Still, nice to see.

Last weekend I also found this little Townsendia in bloom.  I found this plant in Colorado several years ago.  I grew some plants from seed but they soon died.  Now I have some very small plants appearing!  It's strange that it would bloom this time of year.  The whole plant is the size of a quarter.