Thursday, July 17, 2008

Desert Wildflowers

Marianne and I have several hanging containers around the house in which we enjoy growing various types of flowers. It's nice to add a little color to the desert surroundings. But this is easier said than done, particularly in the Summer months.

In our search to find a variety capable of surviving the desert heat, it seemed that we'd tried about everything offered by the local home improvement stores and nurseries. Then, a few days ago, we stumbled across some seeds at Home Depot labeled "Southwest Desert Flower Mix." Although we had no idea what they might look like (other than a generic stock picture on the packet), we decided to give them a try. As you can see by they pictures below, so far things appear to be going well. The wildflowers seem eager to grow, as many have already popped up in just a couple of days. It will be interesting to see what they grow into. I'll keep you posted.


Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see what your desert flowers look like. Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer (of Veg*n Cooking) said...

How fun! They'll add a punch of color to the yard and they may even attract beneficial insects! Isn't there something a little exciting about not knowing what the plant is going to look like?

DP Nguyen said...

I agree, it does look like a lot of fun! I can't wait to see the outcome.