Wednesday, June 17, 2009

In The Garden...

Yucca glauca
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One of several Yucca glauca (Soapweed Yucca) begins to bloom at Earth Home Garden.

Soapweed Yucca
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Soapweed Yucca adds a striking visual impact to our garden, especially when the flower stalks emerge. Click here to read more about Yucca glauca and its usefulness to indigenous people.


Palmer's Penstemon
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A native to our Southwest Deserts Penstemon palmeri closely resembles our Big Bear native, Penstemon grinnellii (Bumble-Bee Penstemon) except that Palmer's grows much taller and has strongly fragrant flowers where Bumble-Bee does not. The two seem to be hybridizing in our garden.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Tabor said...

I just discovered penstemon this year when I bought a small white flowered plant at a plant sale. Guess i will have to set aside space for some of these.

9:42 AM  
Blogger David said...

very nice

4:51 PM  

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