If you have two loaves of bread sell one and buy flowers. For although the bread will nourish your body, the flowers will nourish your soul.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Sorry, More Flowers...

Note to self. I love this trailing silver grey Dichondra (Silver Falls). A definite keeper for containers. The purple flower is Torenia 'Purple Moon'.

Don't you just love Gerbera daisies? They're such a happy flower.

I have a new favorite flower (this, of course, changes from moment to moment)... Diascia 'Genta Pink' (also called twinspur). All this is from 3 starter plants. It has a mounding habit and has been covered with flowers since I bought it in early May. I'm anxious to see how it does throughout the rest of the season. I did learn one disappointing fact online this morning. I purchased it as a perennial, but for my zone it's considered a tender perennial and treated as an annual. However, it's definitely worth buying each year.

1 comment:

J H said...

Yes!! I love Gerberas too -- they are indeed happy flowers. I planted three different colors in my front bed (coconut, watermelon, and pineapple), and have five large pink ones in a vase on my counter as I type. I think the 11th consecutive day of 100+ degree temperatures has finally done in my coconut colored one, though, despite careful watering -- it hasn't recovered from its wilt two days ago. : (