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PostSubject: Ablaze with flowers, even in a drought!   Ablaze with flowers, even in a drought! EmptyMon Sep 12, 2011 12:22 pm

It is September, we are just coming out of one of the hottest and driest summers on record! You would never know it by the abundance of flowers that have been, and are blooming in the garden.

Some of the flowers.....

Texas natives:

Turks cap
Blue mist flower, Conoclinium coelestinum
Golden rod
Lantana, Lantana urticoides
Swamp sunflower
Silver leaf Nightshade, Solanum elaeagnifolium (a stunningly beautiful plant and nonstop bloomer!)
Common sunflower, Helianthus annuus
Yellow bells
Flame acanthus
Yellow primrose
Obedient plant
Pickerel weed
Crinum lily, Crinum americanum


Non-native habitat plants:

Hummingbird bush, Hamelia patens
Mexican milkweed
Mexican sage
Jerusalem artichoke

And of course each of these supports its own dense cloud of animal life!
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