Today is overcast with a gentle rain which is much needed for the vegetable garden and perennials. I have a few photos from the garden to share and news about my giveaway. One week ago I announced the winner and emailed her, but not hearing back during this time I feel it is only fair to draw another name. The WaterDots company is waiting to mail out the product to the winner and the randomly generated name today is.........Linda from Crafty Gardener. Linda, please email me your mailing address so we can get the WaterDots to you to try.
How many of you grow baptisia? A wildflower native to the prairies of North America, they're also known as False Indigo and Wild Indigo. Once planted, it's recommended they not be moved as they resent being disturbed after establishing. I have moved mine, and if you dig deep to get as many roots as possible, the clump will slowly come back to being a robust plant.
A new addition to my side yard prairie garden is 'Lemon Meringue' and I really like the yellow flowered variety. Baptisia is a cousin to lupines, and the similarity of the flowers is evident below.
A few years back variegated plants became a hot trend and I realized that I have quite a few green and gold leaved plants. These are only a few and represent three hostas, hakonechloa grass, and the shrub viburnum lantana.