Wednesday, August 27, 2008

First Desert Wildflower

A while back we decided to try something new in several hanging baskets. We had been having problems getting other plants to live in these baskets, and ran across a pack of seeds labeled simply "Desert Wildflowers." Being in the desert, we figured we might as well give them a try (see Desert Wildflowers).
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So far, the results have been mixed. The seeds germinated quickly and produced lots of little plants. Yet the plants in the back yard have grown far larger than those in the front. I'm assuming this is due to variations in the amount of sunlight. None of the plants, regardless of Sun or size, have been in any hurry to bloom. They've seemed to just sit there, and look alot like weeds. Then, this morning we got our first bloom. I have no idea what kind of flower it is, other than just the generic "desert wildflower" listed on the seed package, but it's pretty cool looking.

3 comments:

DP Nguyen said...

That is a really pretty flower. I love the color, it really looks like a desert flower.

Eve said...

I think it is a little gem. I wonder if that same flower will bloom in other colors?

Fern @ Life on the Balcony said...

It looks like Coreopsis 'Plains' or in Latin, Coreopsis tinctoria.