Thursday, June 25, 2009
Redbush picked out some new perennials at her local nurseries to be planted in her flowerbeds. After planting them, she couldn't tell what the names of some of the plants were. She will share a few pictures of some that she thinks she knows the names of. The first picture is "lamium" -supposedly a deer-proof plant, and the next pictures are "bitterroot." Bitterroot is apparently the official state flower of Montana, and it is illegal to did plants from the wild there. She only found this out after she researched the plant. It apparently goes dormant after flowering, and will totally disappear from the garden, so she will have to mark their spot so they don't get weeded out! It is considered a collector's plant. Redbush didn't plant these for any of the above reasons. She only planted them because they are supposed to be shorter plants, are good ground covers and have nice blooms. She hopes that she has luck with them coming up every year. Redbush and Bonzi are off to another obedience competition this weekend. Wish them luck! She won't be back until next week. She hopes you have a great weekend!