Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Lewisia rediviva

Here's a photo of my Lewisia rediviva trough.  I never water these plants.  Another month or so until they flower.

Penstemon 2015

It's been a strange winter.  Long periods of mild, dry weather.  Still, spring is here and the Penstemon are growing strong.

Below is Penstemon speciocus grown from seed sown in the ground back in the fall of 2013.  Last year these were small plants.  This year they should flower.

Nearby are some new Penstemon palmeri, also grown from seed and due to flower this year for the first time.

Fritillaria pudica in the garden

Fritillaria pudica is something I've been trying to grow for years.  Finally, last year I had one flower appear in the garden.  This year I've had three.  These plants are bulbs, grown from seed.

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.