|Elegant Clarkia in Late Spring|
|Gilia Blooms in Late May in Part Shade|
|Showy Milkweed (Asclepias speciosa)|
|Ithurial's Spear (Triteleia)|
And finally, just to remind myself of how wonderful Monkey flower looks in the spring, here are 3 different cultivars. Each summer and fall I question whether planting them was a good idea - they get brown and rather ugly. But spring comes, and yes! Amazing! This year I'll try the "cut to 2 inches above ground" approach (usually I cut by 1/3, leaving 2/3 of the plant in place). I'll keep you posted how that works. Many of my Monkey flower cultivars come from Annie's Annuals, so if I kill some plants, I know where to get more.
|Monkey flower 'Jelly Bean - Fiesta'|
|Monkey Flower 'Jelly Bean Red'|
|Monkey Flower (Locally Native, a Gift from Ms. Country Mouse)|