|Clematis integrifolia 'Mongolian Bells' and Orlaya grandiflora|
|Dianthus erinaceus, Fumana procumbens, Aloinopsis spathulata|
|Erigeron and Abies koreana 'Kohout's Icdbreaker'|
Recently promoted by Plant Select, the "Mongolian snowflake" clematis has been one I've struggled to grow well. It produces a few lax stems--but this year I renovated the bed around it hoping it will produce the massive show it does at Denver Botanic Gardens. Introduced by the late Harlan Hamernik--a dear friend and mentor.
|Nigella and Peachleaf bellflower|
Troughs with xeric plants (mostly miniature cacti--but a few perennials and annuals that tolerate complete baking) line the path between the "ridges"--supposedly Eastern Hemisphere on the left and American on the right. Of course, the mulleins don't care about geographical niceties!
Equally welcome, prickly poppies seem to be spreading (to my delight). They do have sharp little prickles--which I welcome. This is one of a half dozen or so native wildflowers that grew on this property when we bought it that we encourage to stay and spread, Tradescantia occidentalis and Mentzelia nuda being the other favorites. The three native Ambrosia, however, are among my worse weeds--go figure.
Can't get enough of those flowers!
Jan's favorite bearded iris. Mine too: and of course I forgot the cultivar name. Check back--I'll see if I can find it (I have thousands of pictures in my Iris files--where to start looking?)
|Scutellaria orientalis ssp. pinnatifida and Salvia phlomoides and friends|