An Evening of Surprises!


We make a circle around the gardens almost every evening, and often in the morning, too. We almost always discover a new bloom or a butterfly or something new - it's one of the joys of a garden. But tonight we hit the jackpot! Three all new kinds of plants in bloom. The yellow coneflowers, and the elegant Wild Bergamot above were in the original wildflower mix we planted from Prairie Frontier, but this is the first year they've come up.

The plant pictured below is a mystery plant to us. It has fern-like leaves and a pale greenish yellow pod-like bloom. If anyone knows what it is, please post a comment and let us know. We won't even be disappointed if you tell us it is a weed...a lot of the flowers in prairie gardens are "traditionally" thought of as weeds. ; ) Oh, and the Crepe Myrtle is blooming at the side of the garage. A banner evening!

UPDATE: The plant below is Canada Milk Vetch. Those "pods" will bloom into creamy yellow flowers. This, too, is one of the plants in the mix we planted last year from Prairie Frontier. (There's a link to their site at right.)

2 comments :

Ane Mulligan said...

Deb, I've gone through every single photo and love your gardens! I'm amazed at how quickly things seem to grow out there in Kansas! What a lovely birthday present for your husband. You'll have to let us know if you update this blog. :o)

Deborah Raney said...

Thanks, Ane! I'm hoping to post something to the blog every day or two. I have a LOT of plants still to link to in the list on the right, so that will take time. But if I just do a couple a day...

One goal I have it so remember to take photos in late fall and winter. We're always running out there with the camera now, while the garden is lush and beautiful, but it has a different kind of beauty in the autumn and winter and I want to capture that, too.

Thanks so much for discovering this! Isn't Kansas great? : )