Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Bloomin' Tuesday

Just about a year ago, we had a pump installed.
It's paid for itself in that time.
Big K asked me to find something to surround the exposed pump area.
I found this native grass.

I was told it was blue-eyed grass,
but it's not blue and it doesn't look like
the other blue-eyed grass I have.

Whatever it may be, I love the blooms.

It's so delicate.

Never seen anything like it.

Here's how it started out.

Here's how it looks now.
I could see using this as a border
elsewhere in the garden.

One of the earliest sunflowers in our yard this season.

With the expected rains coming,
I'll be planting more of these throughout the garden.

Native salvia

Thyme in flower

Yup, change is in the air...


  1. That's a peculiar looking grass..it's nice though....

  2. http://www.floridafriendlyplants.com/Blog/post/2010/05/01/St-Bernarde28099s-Lily-a-Tough-Grass-Like-Plant.aspx

    Check it out at the Betty Walker Discovery Garden at Hillsborough County's Extension Office where it has be blooming for years in the same spot.

  3. I was wondering how much of that tropical storm you would get. I hope not too much.

  4. Enjoy the rain but I hope it doesn't get too windy! Your sunflower looks beautiful :) (ours have their seed leaves and one or two additional, so we're quite a ways off from blooms yet!)

  5. That grass is doing a good job of covering. Sunflowers and everything else looking so pretty!

  6. great series of photos from your garden

  7. Very pretty grass, and you have sunflowers already--wow! I am just now hardening off some sunflower starts--still a bit too cold for them here.

  8. My salvia isn't doing well that I recently planted. We need that rain!

  9. Interesting grass!Love the sunflower! We finally got some rain today so I'll be planting some soon.

  10. Darla-I love the way it moves with the breeze...

    Rick-Thanks for the ID!

    Jane-Just enough to give us some much-needed rain. Thanks for thinking of us.

    katy-Look forward to seeing your sunflowers!


    Crafty Gardener-Cute icon. Thanks for visiting!

    Athena-You have something to look forward to!

    Brenda-I'd love to send you some! ;0)

    Jean-Enjoy your planting!

  11. that grass is covering it up good!
    very pretty, wow you already have sunflowers, looks great!


  12. debbie-Thanks. Enjoy your day!


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