Thursday, July 2, 2020

Pink Perennial

 Isaiah 40:8
The grass withersthe flower fadesbut the word of our God will stand forever.

I don't know about you but sometimes I forget what I buy in the garden dept. This perennial wasn't blooming when I bought it. The tag (I know I should have saved it) had a lovely colorful image of it in full bloom. I was completely and utterly in love with it so I bought it. 

On a long and delicate stem sits this lovely pink bloom. It's had a few of them sparsely on the plant but definitely not the profusion that I remember being on the tag.

The whole plant has a wild and free flowing look to it, swaying gently in the coastal breeze.

My question to all y'all gardening friends is...

What is it?? 

If you have any idea, I would love to hear from you in the comments.

I hope your summer gardening is off to a good start.

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  1. Anne, I think it could be a Gauria lindheimeri. there are various varieties, but it looks like one called Siskiyou Pink.

    1. Thank you!!! I found it on Lowe's website. It really is pretty but doesn't bloom like they say. We have such crazy soil here.

  2. My first thought was the common name, Whirling Butterflies, and Elizabeth gave the botanical name above. Enjoy ~ FlowerLady

    1. That's it!!! I knew y'all would know. Thanks so much!! i'm going to have to take a soil sample to the nursery and see if they can help me determine what to do to enrich it. I've worked in compost but it doesn't seem to help much.

  3. Have you tried using comfrey in your soil?

    1. Hey Gigi, Thanks for the suggestion of Comfrey. Where would I get that?


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