Friday, May 18, 2012

Front Yard Update May 2012 - Purple and White

The poppies are done, but the Horsemint and Guara have taken off.  The tall purple flowers in the back are the Peter's Purple monarda that just about everyone is talking about. (see here, here, here and here, and I'm sure there are many other local garden bloggers talking about it, and I just haven't been paying attention)

For a comparison of what the yard looked like last month, see here.


Linda/patchwork said...

I've got to find some of that monarda...and the horsemint.
Your garden is looking good.

Have a great weekend.

Lancashire rose said...

Daphne gave me some of that Monarda too. I had completely forgotten about it until I saw this splash of purple. Very excited to have found a hybrid that seems to work well for Austin. It's a beauty.

Suzie/Viva Verde said...

I vaguely remember tossing around some Horsemint in the fall, but it hasn't popped up anywhere yet. I saw great swaths of it at the Wildflower center and now i'm even more disappointed. Lucky you!