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.

3 comments:

Perennial Gardener 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.