Landscaping with Montana native plants for Montana native wildlife, and gardening for a sustainable lifestyle
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Shades of blue in our garden
This post is for my wife- she has been commenting on the many shades of blue in our garden. There are blues from different species, and there different shades of blue within each species as the flowers age, and there are different shades of blue depending on various micro-climates in the yard. The yellow flowers are starting to show themselves and soon we'll have lots of yellow in the yard, like prairie arnica (Arnica sororia), hairy golden aster (Heterotheca villosa), false dandelion (Agoseris glauca), and blanket flower (Gaillardia aristata).
Below are some examples of what's blue at our home today.
Wilcox's penstemon (Penstemon wilcoxii)
Small-flowered penstemon (Penstemon procerus)
Shrubby penstemon (Penstemon fruticosus)
Wilcox's and small flowered penstemons
Rocky mountain iris (Iris missouriensis)
Blue flax, small flowered penstemon and Wilcox's penstemon