This morning the Rocky Mountain Penstemons are smiling BIG TIME…
As I move from east to west this plant, that got eaten last year by I don’t know what, is raring to grow.
I love to watch the serendipity of plantings from years past. For example, I had no idea this combination of these little yellow flowers, the Penstemon pinifolius (red), the RM penstemon (purple) and lavender would look so good together this year. I’m not smart enough to plan that!
And these were all planted at different times too. At first I had too much purple and the interesting Knautia macedonica ‘Red Knight’ plant, so I added a yellow yarrow right in the middle. And in spite of high winds and a foot of snow on May 22nd, everything survived!
One thing I have learned, plants need to be quite resilient to survive the wild and windy weather up here!