Native Flowers

Yesterday I made the trek up to Stillwater to visit Bustani Plant Farm and take care of some jdstar business. I took one of my neighbors with me and we combed up and down every aisle reading every description and oohing and ahhing over all of the plants. I had only been once before and it was last fall at the very end of their season. I was pretty excited to see what they looked like fully stocked.

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So I bought 14 plants, all but one, the Passion Flower, for the pocket prairie. ¬†Passion Flower is going in my front flowerbed and something I’ve been looking for for about a month. I picked the¬†other¬†plants because they are native to this area of the country and would help jumpstart the color out there.

So here are the plants, linked to a description:

Fall Blooming Allium Allium stellatum

Giant Coneflower Rudbeckia maxima

Golden False Indigo Baptisia sphaerocarpa

Narrow-leaf Sunflower Helianthus angustifolius

Poppy Mallow Callirhoe involucrata

Rayless Gaillardia Gaillardia suavis

Rock Pink Talinum calycinum

Autumn Sneezeweed Helenium autumnale

Mexican Hat Ratibida columnifera

Magnus Purple Coneflower¬†Echinacea¬†purpurea¬†‘Magnus’

Silky Gold Butterfly Weed  Asclepias curassavica

Hoary Vervain Verbena stricta

Lead Plant Amorpha canescens

Everything was planted out and watered in this morning. We’ve been talking about where to put the sign and considering ¬†adding a pocket library to the pocket prairie. It would be a great place to share some of the gardening books I no longer use. I’m hoping the pole will be placed sometime today. ¬†As you can see below, it’s still looking pretty rough. This feels like the hardest part. Waiting and hoping I am not forced to mow it. This picture is from today. What do you think?

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