Thursday, June 26, 2014

A Few of My Favorite Plants

I know I keep taking pictures of plants.   Isn't that eccentric?
It's just that so far this year it isn't too terribly hot and 
we are actually getting a tiny little bit of rain
which we desperately need.

Things are looking really pretty here for now.
I wanted to share three of my favorite plants.

David Fanick Phlox
Known to work well in Texas because it likes the heat and dryness.
Stands up straight, has beautiful blooms, and the bees love it.
So far it's gorgeous. ;)

Texas native. Stands tall, covered in blue blooms, loves the heat.
I pulled a handful of this out of the ground and plopped it in another place.
It's growing there now. I love it and the bees do too. :)

Kimberly Queen Fern
Heard about it, read about it, love it!
Stands up taller than Boston fern and doesn't shed very much.
Doesn't mind drying out every few days either.
Works for me!

What are some of your favorites?

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26 comments:

Kathleen Grace said...

I love purple phlox. I don't know the cultivar name but my grandmother had them growing on the farm. I used to pick bunches of them for her house. I'm a picker, lol, I always had the house filled with peonies, lilacs and whatever was blooming:>) The scent of them reminds me of her, and of the time I spent with my grandparents on their beautiful farm.

Deserae said...

Beautiful....I can see why they are some of your favorites!!!!!
~Des

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Your flowers look beautiful. I love hydrangeas, sunflowers, roses and daisies.

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

I don't think I could ever get tired of looking at flowers. Yours is so pretty.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I am going to have to look for that fern...I hate the shedding that the Boston ferns do...love your beautiful flowers!

debi said...

Love your color choices, same as mine of course!
I love True Geranium, Ferns,and
Fuschia.

Hugs!

gabbingginger said...

I LOVE Red Salvia's! They are pretty easy to maintain too… my green thumb is maturing but I still struggle!

April said...

It all looks so pretty, Stacey! You definitely have a green thumb. I love working in my flower beds and watching everything grow...so relaxing.

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I love seeing pics of your pretty flowers. I used to have a blue salvia and it did very well. Glad y'all are getting some rain. We've had tons the last couple of days and more on the way, thank goodness! Have a great weekend!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Very pretty blooms! I prefer the kimberly fern - I have them in urns on my front porch. I think they look nicer because they don't flop down. Love Salvia too - so pretty!

The Old Parsonage said...

They are all beautiful - love the phlox.

I just bought a new hydrangea yesterday - need to get it in the ground! Love the blooms!

Leann

Grantham Lynn said...

Beautiful.

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

I've always wanted to know more about Phlox. I'm not even sure it grows around here, but it sure is pretty!

Blondie's Journal said...

All of these are so pretty, Stacey! Good for you with the good weather this year. I am growing some shade loving ferns this year... they look so sweet in the shade of my walnut trees! :)

Jane xx

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I read about that fern, Stacey, and thought it might do well here when we have those hot and humid days. My neighbor has a great fern that seems to do well in the sun that is planted in the bed around her condo. It looks great with her hydrangeas. My hydrangeas started blooming so right now they are my favorite!

Cranberry Morning said...

Those are beautiful. We need that pretty plant cheer in our lives. My favorites are zinneas because they bloom all summer and are so perky. :-)

Art @ Home said...

Ooooo look how pretty your blog looks!!! *squee*

Your plants look good, too!

I'm very intrigued with the pretty Kimberly Queen Fern. I like the idea of the no shedding part!

xo,
RJ

Lisa said...

I love salvia! So hardy and blue/purple in the garden is always so pretty. I had not seen this variety of phlox. I'll have to go to Calloway's and check it out.;)

Ann said...

Does your salvia ever flop over? Mine does. I finally moved it so it grows up through some echinacea and native woodland sunflowers to give it support.

I love Kimberly Queen because it will take sun. I bought some small ones and put them in my hanging baskets on my porch. Much better than Boston ferns.

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Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Phlox is a favorite flower of mine...love the scent. I pick the wild phlox in the spring for bouquets. Take all the flower pics you want...I think that we all prefer to see flowers versus snow and ice :)

must love junk said...

These are all gorgeous! I love salvia...we have some growing at our shop and it's so pretty! :)
Susan

Brandi said...

I enjoy garden tour blog posts. It gives me an idea of what works well for others and what to plant in my own yard. So keep sharing!!

Cindy Coghill said...

Sounds like you have a lot of plants that work well for your dry climate. We've had so much rain here, that some of the annuals aren't looking very well. The ground doesn't get time to dry out at all and they are looking a little water logged - a problem you probably don't have there. It would be so lovely to string together a few dry (and cool)days in a row.
Have a happy 4th!
Cindy

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