And now back to meadow left for a photo journal update. Above is White Beardtongue (Penstemon multiflorus). It is getting quite tall as you can see below. I recommend this plant for a nice burst of white. It is my first time gardening with it, but it is thriving and seems happy in my sandy soil. I picked up a few one gallon pots from The Natives in Davenport, FL last fall.
A group of Sandhill Blackeyed Susan’s coming up from seed.
Sandhill Blackeyed Susan (Rudbeckia mollis) up-close.
I think the seedlings coming up above and in the up-close photo below are Yellow Coneflower (Ratibida pinnata). I am only going by a few photos I found on the internet to identify the seedlings so I have to wait for it to bloom to know for sure. The leaves are kind of rough and hairy, like a cat’s tongue.
The little orange aphids on the seedlings above are really making me think this is for sure the Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa). This is one of the native varieties, I have never grown it but I have the tropical kind and it is always covered with aphids.
Florida Paintbrush (Carphephorus corymbosus).
A clump of Liatris sp.
Dwarf Fakahatchee Grass.
Dwarf Fakahatchee up-close.
And for the first time I have Buckeye butterfly’s in my yard! I found some of the caterpillars on the Toad Flax one evening after it had rained. I think the cat’s only come out when it’s dark or rainy.
Last post was an update of the left side of the meadow. This post will be an update of meadow right. We have had a lot of much-needed rain lately. Everything is really taking off. Above is the Rudbecia hirta, all from seeds that feel off the mother plants from last year.
Pictured above is Tickseed, again all volunteers from last year.
I am pretty sure the seedlings above are the Echnicea purpurea seeds I planted in the fall coming up.
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