I’m sure my cousin thought I was going a bit overboard at the Plant Sale, but the place was buzzing so I certainly wasn’t the only one. I took my trusty wagon — which converts into a dolly and a bunch of other things — and dragged it along to all the tables, picking up lots of things that had caught my eye on the sale list, as well as a few more.
The objective is to fill the space around the waterfall/pond/fountain thingie and make it look less like a black plastic abomination. I’m also looking to expand my literacy about natives in general so I can potentially do some beautification hereabouts — which is sorely needed. I even splurged on a couple of water lilies, which I’m hoping will help me turn the pond into a real ecosystem — slowly but surely.
Here’s what I ended up with:
lanceolataL. (Lanceleaf Coreopsis, Lance-leaved Coreopsis, Lanceleaf Tickseed, Sand Coreopsis)
enneacanthus(Pitaya, Strawberry Cactus, Banana Cactus, Cob Cactus, Purple Pitaya, Strawberry Hedgehog Cactus, Prostrate Hedgehog Cactus)
purpurea(L.) (Eastern Purple Coneflower, Purple Coneflower)
- Gaillardia pulchella (Indian Blanket, Firewheel, Girasol Rojo)
- Lonicera sempervirens (Coral Honeysuckle, Trumpet Honeysuckle, Woodbine)
- Machaeranthera tanacetifolia (Tahoka Daisy, Tansy-aster, Tansey-leaf, Tansy-aster)
mexicana(Yellow Waterlily, Yellow Water-lily, Banana Lily, Banana Waterlily, Sun Lotus)
- Salvia farinacea (Mealy Blue Sage, Mealy Sage. Mealycup Sage)
greggii(Autumn Sage. Cherry Sage. Gregg Salvia)
wrightii(Wright’s Skullcap, Bushy Skullcap, Shrubby Skullcap)
Wish me luck keeping these specimens alive.